Veal Named Southland Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgWeek Four NotesFRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana’s Marlain Veal is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com.Veal helped the Lions (4-3) to a perfect 3-0 week, averaging 15 points per game alongside 6.7 assists per game. All three wins came on the road, including two away wins and one neutral victory in Birmingham, Ala. Southeastern returns to the court Tuesday to host Southern (New Orleans) at 7 p.m. CT before being idle for two weeks, next competing on Dec. 12 at UCF. Honorable Mention: T.J. Holyfield, Stephen F. Austin; Tevon Saddler, Nicholls; Jaren Lewis, Abilene Christian. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Marlain Veal, Southeastern Louisiana – Jr. – Guard – New OrleansVeal led Southeastern to three-straight wins away from home for the first time since 2006 as the junior from New Orleans averaged 15 points, 6.7 assists, 2.3 steals and 4 rebounds on the week. He tied for team-high honors with 22 points in helping his side rally from a 12-point deficit to defeat previously-unbeaten Kent State 70-66 on Tuesday. He also had five rebounds, three assists and three steals. He followed that performance by tying his career high for assists with 10 dishes against Samford in a 77-71 victory. Veal also recorded 14 points to earn his second career double-double. He wrapped up the week with nine points, five rebounds and a team-high seven assists in a 73-59 win over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.last_img

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