Men's Basketball


Floyd's big week leads to USBWA National Player of the Week honors

Photo credit: Noah Melendez
Photo credit: Noah Melendez

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jordan Floyd of the King University men's basketball team had pair of big games a week ago, and on Tuesday he was named U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) National Player of the Week. Floyd set a pair of records and averaged nearly 40 points per game in two games last week.

Floyd posted two 30-point outbursts last week, bringing his season total to eight. In the final game of the week, he topped the 40-point plateau for the second time, breaking a 50-plus year school record. His 43 points in a win over the University of Mount Olive broke the school record of 42 points that was set in 1967-68. In the game he also set a school record with 18 field goals, breaking the previous mark of 17 set in 1974-75. The Stone Mountain, Ga., native went 18-for-27 from the floor and 5-for-9 from three-point range in the win over Mount Olive.

Earlier in the week, he tallied 36 points on 15-for-25 shooting from the floor and 5-for-9 shooting from three-point range in a win at Southern Wesleyan University.

In the two games, he averaged 39.5 points per game, shooting 63.5 percent (33-for-52) from the floor and 55.6 percent (10-for-18) from three-point range. Following the big week, Floyd now leads NCAA Division II in scoring with an average of 29.4 points per game.

He becomes the first player in program history to earn USBWA National Player of the Week honors.

The Tornado are in action again on Saturday when they travel to Chowan University. Tipoff from Murfreesboro, N.C. is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

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