Bryan College’s Kavon Blankenship was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, averaging 21.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists with one double-double in three contests for the Lions.
The Gallatin, Tenn., native recorded 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting with a trio of 3-pointers versus Reinhardt University, adding five rebounds, three assists and three steals. The freshman collected 26 points with 11 assists and four boards in the first of two meetings against Truett-McConnell, making 7-of-12 from the field and 10-for-12 at the foul line.
Blankenship posted 15 points, seven caroms and three assists two days later versus TMU. He leads Bryan in scoring with 15.3 points per outing while adding 3.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 10 games this year.
2020-21 TSWA MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
December 9 – Tavon King, Cumberland University
December 15 – Luke Smith, Belmont
December 22 – Devin Whitfield, Lincoln Memorial
January 5 – Ben Sheppard, Belmont
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: UT Martin’s Perry garners TSWA Player of the Week
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – UT Martin’s Chelsey Perry was voted the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, netting 29.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in two outings for the Skyhawks.
The Middleton, Tenn., native posted 26 points and 10 boards at second-ranked Louisville, hitting 9-of-18 from the floor with one 3-pointer while making 7-for-10 at the foul line. It marked her second 26-point scoring effort this season against the Cardinals.
The senior forward followed that with 32 points, seven rebounds and four steals in just 23 minutes against Tennessee State, connecting on 13-of-18 from the field with three 3-pointers. Perry is averaging 27.7 points and 8.2 rebounds in six games this year for UTM.
2020-21 TSWA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
December 9 – Allissa Mulaski, Bryan College
December 15 – Anastasia Hayes, Middle Tennessee
December 22 – Eboni Williams, Chattanooga
January 5 – Anastasia Hayes, Middle Tennessee