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MBB: SUBR's Sam named SWAC Player of the Week

Release: 02/06/2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) has recognized Southern’s Jared Sam as the SWAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for his outstanding performance during week 13 of the regular season. 


This is the first time that Sam has captured this award this season.  

Jared Sam


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Sam averaged 20.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game while shooting 66.7 percent from the floor (12-of-18) and 80.9 percent (17-of-21) from the free throw line. 

In this past Saturday’s 69-68 loss at Grambling State, Sam had 23 points and seven rebounds on 7-of-10 shooting from the field and was 9-11 from the charity stripe.

During Monday’s night 67-62 victory at Jackson State, the forward had 18 points and 12 rebounds on 5-of-8 shooting from the floor and was 8-of-10 from the free throw line.

The senior leads the SWAC in double-doubles this season with 10.  The next closest competitor has five double-doubles this season (Texas Southern’s Trayvon Reed). 

Overall, Sam ranks fifth in the conference in points per game (15.8), second in rebounding per game (8.7), eighth in field goal percentage (.444), sixth in free throw percentage (.794), 13th in steals per game (1.0), and is third in minutes played per contest (33.3).