Men's Basketball


Floyd takes third TSWA Player of the Week award

Photo Credit: Tyler Feaster
Photo Credit: Tyler Feaster

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jordan Floyd of the King University men's basketball team earned his third weekly award this week when he was selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Player of the Week. Floyd set a pair of school records last week and averaged nearly 40 points per game in two contests.

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.

This is the second time this season Floyd has been selected TSWA Player of the Week, the last was on December 18.

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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