Chandler remains in Top 10 in NCAA statistics
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 | by Senior guard ranks seventh in steals per game in Division II

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Newberry College men's basketball team remains ranked in the NCAA Division II national statistics released today, highlighted by two Indians in the top 50 in steals per game.

Zach Chandler, a senior guard from Greenville, S.C., saw his steals per game average drop to 2.8 over the course of last week, but still ranks No. 7 among all players in Division II. Clemente Martin, a sophomore guard from Freeport, Bahamas, averages 2.2 steals per game to rank 47th in Division II.

Chandler's eight steal performance against Allen in November is tied for third-highest single game performance this season in Division II.

The Indians are still in the top 50 in steals per game, ranking 43rd at 9.2 team steals per game.

The team is ranked 35th in blocked shots per game with 4.1 swats per contest, led by Kendrick Johnson, who has blocked 18 shots in six games as an Indian. Johnson does not rank in that individual category yet due to playing fewer than two-thirds of the team's contests.

Newberry is currently 6-7 overall and 2-3 in South Atlantic Conference action, and looks to end a three-game losing skid on Wednesday night, when the team hits the road to Orangeburg, S.C., to face Claflin University. Tipoff at the Kennedy Health and Physical Education Center is slated for 8 p.m.

Conference play resumes on Saturday for the Indians, when they play Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn. at 4 p.m.