NORFOLK, Va. – Amere May of Delaware State was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. Mike Myers of Maryland Eastern Shore earned Rookie of the Week honors, while DSU’s Kendall Gray was named the Defensive Player of the Week.
May (G, 6-10, 200, Sr., Covert, Mich.) recorded a career-high 32 points, connecting on 50-percent (10-of-20) from the field, with four rebounds and two blocked shots in a 72-65 win over Wake Forest. He hit six of 10 3-pointers and shot perfectly from the charity stripe to seal the victory for the Hornets. He also tallied 18 points, with four boards against Iona. In two games May averaged 25.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 assist.
Myers (F, 6-9, 245, Sr., Camden, N.J.) averaged 16.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in three non-conference games for the Hawks. He shot 7-of-10 from the field and the free-throw line as he finished with 21 points, six rebounds and two assist against Detroit. He also scored 20 points with two rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals in a 72-66 win over Fordham.
Gray (C, 6-10, 240, Sr., Dover, Del.) finished with a career-high 16 boards and tied a school single-game record in blocked shots with eight as he aided the Hornets to a 72-65 win over Wake Forest. He also grabbed 14 rebounds with one blocked shot against Iona. Offensively he contributed with 27 points and one assist to help DSU finish 1-1 for the week.
Other Top Performances
Blake Bozeman (MSU) finished with 21 points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal against Virginia Tech.
Cedric Blossom (MSU) averaged 15.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in three non-conference games last week.
James Carlton (HOW) recorded a double-double of 26 points and 13 rebounds, with three assists, one block and one steal in 46 minutes of play to help the Bison defeat Gwynedd Mercy.
Rashid Gaston (NSU) recorded back-to-back double-doubles of 14 points and 10 rebounds in victories over St. Francis Brooklyn and Saint Peter’s.
Karamo Jawara (NCCU) earned All-Tournament Team honors in the Emerald Coast Classic Championship as he totaled 15 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and two steals in wins against Eastern Illinois and Northern Arizona.
James Miller (HOW) scored 33 points, knocking down 11-of-15 from the field, with four rebounds, one assist, and six steals in a 96-83 win over Gwynedd Mercy.
Jeff Short (NSU) averaged 14.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 0.7 assists, and 1.3 steals to help the Spartans finish 2-3 in non-conference action for the week. He was named the MVP of the Saint Peter’s Division of the Barclays Center Classic.
MEAC Media Relations