Mississippi Valley State's Davon Usher has been chosen as the StatSheet SWAC Player of the Week for the week ending February 18th. Matt Smith from Mississippi Valley State has won StatSheet's SWAC Freshman of the Week. And finally, Madarious Gibbs from Texas Southern is StatSheet's SWAC 6th Man of the Week.
Usher topped the SWAC in scoring (26.5 pts per game) and free throws (11.0 per game). He also had huge numbers in both shooting (60%) and rebounding (7 per game). The Mississippi Valley State junior put these numbers up in losses to Southern University and Prairie View A&M.
Usher led the Delta Devils in scoring with 25 points and added 3 steals in a 78-74 loss to Southern University. He followed that up by leading the team in scoring with 28 points plus an additional 4 steals in an 80-77 loss to Prairie View A&M.
This is the first StatSheet SWAC Player of the Week honor for Davon Usher. The runner-up this week is Demarquelle Tabb, a junior from Alabama A&M. Honorable mention goes to our own Jourdan DeMuynck.
StatSheet SWAC Freshman of the Week: Mississippi Valley State's Matt Smith
Matt Smith averaged 31 minutes of playing time starting both games for Mississippi Valley State. His averages in scoring (11.0 pts per game), rebounding (10.0 per game), and free throws (5.0 per game) led all SWAC freshmen. In the loss to Southern University, Smith chalked up 13 points and 11 rebounds. Following that in the loss to Prairie View A&M, he dialed up 9 points and 9 rebounds.
Amazingly, Matt Smith has won the StatSheet SWAC Freshman of the Week 5 times. Jamel Waters from Alabama State grabs runner-up. Honorable mention goes to Devonte Hampton from Alcorn State.
StatSheet SWAC 6th Man of the Week: Texas Southern's Madarious Gibbs
Sophomore Madarious Gibbs, a 6-0 guard, averaged 27 minutes over two games for the Tigers. In a lopsided 80-52 win against Grambling State, Gibbs got 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Then in a 75-69 victory against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, he racked up 4 points and 8 assists.
This is the second time this season that Madarious Gibbs has won the StatSheet SWAC 6th Man of the Week. Macolm Miller, a sophomore guard from Southern University, is runner up. Jeff Stubbs, a junior guard from Jackson State, receives honorable mention. The highest ranking 6th man from Prairie View A&M was Demondre Chapman who finished 4th. Prairie View A&M has yet to win StatSheet SWAC Player of the Week.
Tags: Jourdan DeMuynck
- Scoring: Davon Usher, Mississippi Valley State: 26.5 PPG
- Rebounding: Demarquelle Tabb, Alabama A&M: 14 RPG
- Assists: Madarious Gibbs, Texas Southern: 7.5 APG
- Blocked Shots: Demarquelle Tabb, Alabama A&M: 2 BPG
- Free Throws: Davon Usher, Mississippi Valley State: 11 PPG
- Three Pointers: Omar Strong, Texas Southern: 5.5 TPG
- Steals: Davon Usher, Mississippi Valley State: 3.5 SPG
, Demondre Chapman