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AWARD: Obukwelu earns second ASC honor

Monday, November 27, 2017
by ascsports.org

EAST DIVISION PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Emeka Obukwelu, So., F, UT Tyler
University of Texas at Tyler sophomore forward Emeka Obukwelu (Plano, Texas / Plano West HS) scored 27 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in the Patriots’ 92-81 win at Austin College. He shot 81.3 percent (13-of-16) from the floor in the game and five of his 12 boards were on the offensive glass to win his second consecutive Player of the Week award.
 
WEST DIVISION PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Khyce Randall, Sr., G, Howard Payne
Howard Payne University senior guard Khyce Randall (Beaumont, Texas / Westbrook HS) averaged a double-double over three games with 30.3 points and 10.7 rebounds per contest. In a 92-90 overtime loss at Trinity, Randall scored 25 points with 13 rebounds, three assists and three steals. He went 12-of-13 from the free throw line against the Tigers. Randall scored a career-high 41 points with 12 boards, four assists and two steals in a loss at Rhodes. He capped the week with 25 points and seven rebounds in a 97-73 victory against Millsaps. Randall also averaged 2.7 assists and 2.3 steals per game and shot 56.9 percent (29-for-51) from the field and 87.9 percent (29-for-33) from the free throw line. This is the fourth Player of the Week honors in Randall’s career.

OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
 
EAST DIVISION
University of Texas at Dallas sophomore guard Dimitrius Underwood (Mesquite, Texas / Horn HS) led the Comets with 22 points as they nearly erased an 18-point second half deficit in an 80-77 loss to Southwestern. Underwood was 7-for-16 from the field and scored nine points during a 17-0 run with just under five minutes to play. He also recorded four assists, four rebounds and seven steals.
 
LeTourneau University freshman guard Justin Moore (Houston, Texas / Stratford HS) scored a season-high 24 points and went 8-for-11 from the field as the YellowJackets defeated Centenary 77-74. He also pulled down seven rebounds to go with four assists and three steals.
 
WEST DIVISION
Hardin-Simmons University senior guard Caleb Spoon (Breckenridge, Texas / Breckenridge HS) averaged 24.5 points per game and shot 53.3 (8-for-15) from three-point range as the Cowboys lost a couple of games on the road. He scored 15 points with a pair of steals in a loss to Texas Lutheran. Spoon then scored a season-high 33 points, including 24 in the second half, as HSU cut a 19-point deficit to three at Schreiner.
 
Concordia University Texas junior guard Joe Neal (Houston, Texas / Eisenhower HS) nearly recorded a double-double in the Tornados 106-84 win against Southwestern. He came up with 23 points on 9-of-14 shooting and had nine rebounds and three steals.
 
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor junior guard LaKendric Hyson (Hearne, Texas / Mumford HS) averaged 24.0 points per game and shot 56 percent (18-for-32) from the field as the Cru went 1-1 on the week. In a 78-77 win against Schreiner, he came up with 16 points, 10 boards and three blocks. Hyson scored a career-high 30 points with seven rebounds and a pair of blocks in a loss to Trinity.

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