ROCK HILL, S.C. - Newberry College's Clemente Martin has been named the South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Player Of The Week, league officials announced today.
Martin, a senior forward from Freeport, Bahamas, averaged 22.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in leading Newberry to a 2-0 week with a pair of league victories over Brevard (73-62) at home on Wednesday and Lincoln Memorial (73-69) Saturday on the road.
Martin started the week with a game-high 24 points including three three-pointers in the victory over the Tornados before tallying 21 points, eight rebounds and six steals in Newberry's triumph against Lincoln Memorial.
Martin, who averages a team-high 18.4 points per game, has led Newberry to a 20-7 mark on the year, a 10-6 record in SAC play and a second seed in the 2009 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.
Second-seeded Newberry will host seventh-seeded Mars Hill on Wednesday in the quarterfinal round of the 2009 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. Tipoff in Eleazer Arena is set for approximately 8 p.m.
The SAC Men's Basketball Player Of The Week is voted on by the league's nine sports information directors.
Release courtesy of the South Atlantic Conference
2008-09 South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Players Of The Week
Nov. 17 Antonio Houston, Catawba
Nov. 24 Kyle Moore, Tusculum
Dec. 1 Rob Fields, Catawba
Dec. 8 Kyle Moore, Tusculum
Dec. 15 Jimmy Boone, Tusculum
Dec. 22 Danny Sanders, Mars Hill
Jan. 5 Jonathan Whitson, Brevard
Jan. 12 Antonio Houston, Catawba
Jan. 19 Kyle Moore, Tusculum
Jan. 26 D'Mario Curry, Lincoln Memorial
Feb. 2 Kyle Moore, Tusculum
Feb. 9 Kyle Moore, Tusculum
Feb. 16 Brett Goodwell, Newberry
Feb. 23 P.J. Gore, Mars Hill
Mar. 2 Clemente Martin, Newberry