NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 12, 2021 — Junior guard MJ Randolph of Florida A&M University has been named this week’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, presented by Coca-Cola, it was announced on Tuesday. Joining Randolph on the weekly honor roll are redshirt senior guard/forward Anthony Tarke of Coppin State, this week’s MEAC Defensive Player of the Week, and redshirt freshman forward Kenan Sarvan of Coppin State, the MEAC Rookie of the Week.
Randolph (G, 6-4, 170, Jr., Pensacola, Fla.) had a 21-point, 13-rebound double-double in the Rattlers’ MEAC-opening victory over South Carolina State on Sunday. He also had five assists and three steals in the contest.
Tarke (G, 6-6, 220, r-Sr., Gaithersburg, Md.) was again a beast on the defensive end of the court for Coppin State, compiling 11 rebounds, six steals and five blocked shots in the Eagles’ win over Delaware State last Tuesday night. He also dished out eight assists and added another double-double for the season, scoring 13 points to go with his 11 boards.
Sarvan (F, 6-10, 225, r-Fr., Heeze, Netherlands) scored 12 points and snatched six rebounds in the Eagles’ win over Delaware State. All of his points came in the form of treys, connecting on 4-of-10 shots from 3-point range (40%). He also had one blocked shot.
OTHER TOP PERFORMERS
DeJuan Clayton (CSU) scored 18 points with five rebounds, six assists and three steals in the Eagles’ win over Delaware State.
Koby Thomas (CSU) had an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double in the Eagles’ win over Delaware State.
DJ Jones (FAMU) scored 12 points with four rebounds, four blocked shots and two steals in the Rattlers’ win over South Carolina State.
Troy Baxter (MSU) averaged 19.5 points and 2.5 rebounds over a pair of contests at Norfolk State, connecting on 48.2 percent of his shots from the field (14-of-29) and 46 percent from 3-point territory (6-of-13). In Saturday’s win over the Spartans, he had a game-high 24 points.
De’Torrion Ware (MSU) averaged 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in the two games at Norfolk State. In Sunday’s loss to the Spartans, Ware had a monster game in his first start, scoring 30 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. He also had two assists and two steals in that contest.
J.J. Matthews (NSU) averaged 14.0 points and 6.0 rebounds as the Spartans went 1-1 against Morgan State over the weekend. In Sunday’s victory, he had 21 points and seven rebounds, connecting on 6-of-9 shots from the field (66.7%) and 9-of-11 from the free throw line (81.8%).