ATLANTA—Morehouse College junior Shawn Allen has been named SIAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week while Miles College senior Sammeika Thomas has been named SIAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week after their strong performances this past week. Kentucky State University freshman Brandon Darrett has been named SIAC Men’s Basketball Newcomer of the Week while Kentucky State University junior Jasmine Davis has been named SIAC Women’s Basketball Newcomer of the Week.

Allen, a native of New Orleans, LA, averaged a double-double with 21.1 points and 10.1 rebounds per contest in three games this past week, including a career-high 27 points in a win against Stillman College. The 6-3, 185-pound guard also averaged over three steals and two assists for the Maroon Tigers. Allen leads Morehouse in scoring, rebounding, and steals while currently ranking in the top six of each category in the SIAC.

Thomas, who was named SIAC Player of the Year last season, averaged 15.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists in three games for Miles College this past week. Defensively, the 6-1 forward from Birmingham, AL averaged two blocks and a steal while leading the Lady Bears to a pair of wins over the University of West Alabama.

Darrett, a native of Evansville, IN, averaged 10.5 points and seven rebounds for Kentucky State in two games. The 6-7, 190-pound forward was a force on defense, averaging one steal and 3.5 blocks for the week, including a career-high five blocks in a double overtime win against Claflin University.

Davis, a guard from Cincinnati, OH, averaged 19.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and two assists in two games. The 5-7 transfer from Southeast Missouri State University scored a career-high 25 points in the Thorobrettes’ 68-58 win over Claflin University.

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