Men's Basketball


Floyd's big week leads to another CC Player of the Week honor

Photo credit: Mason Thomas
Photo credit: Mason Thomas

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jordan Floyd of the King University men's basketball team won his fifth Conference Carolinas Player of the Week award. A week ago he averaged 37.0 points per game, eclipsing the 40-point plateau for the third time this season.

The nation's leading scorer had another big week, averaging 37.0 points per game and shooting 58.3 percent from the floor. Floyd started the week by scoring 31 points in 15 minutes when he shot 12-for-19 from the floor and 7-for-10 from long range in a win at Johnson University (Tenn.). He followed that by matching his school record of 43 points in a win at Belmont Abbey College. In the contest, he scored 24 points in the first half as the Tornado came back to top the Crusaders 91-87. The Stone Mountain, Ga., native ended the game with 43 points, five rebounds, five assists, five steals and two blocks.

In the win over Belmont Abbey, Floyd eclipsed the 1,500-point plateau in his career, becoming the 10th Tornado to reach that mark. He currently ranks 10th on the all-time list with 1,509 career points.

Floyd also was named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week on November 11, November 25, December 16, and January 6.

The Tornado are in action on Wednesday night at rival Lees-McRae College in a matchup of two top 10 teams in the Southeast Region. Tipoff from Banner Elk, N.C. is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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