Clemons named Big South Co-Player of the Week

Chris Clemons
(Will Bratton photo)
Chris Clemons (Will Bratton photo)

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BUIES CREEK, N.C. – After registering his third and fourth 20-plus point games of the year, Chris Clemons of Campbell University has been named Big South Conference men's basketball co-player of the week.  He shared the honor with Winthrop's Keon Johnson, who scored 38 points in an overtime victory at Illinois.

A sophomore from Raleigh, N.C., Clemons averaged 23.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 3.5 steals and 1.5 blocks last week while shooting 41.7 percent from the floor (15-36), 36.4 percent from 3-point range (8-22) and 90 percent (9-10) from the line.

In a 66-53 loss to Samford, Clemons led Campbell with 23 points plus career highs of four assists and three blocks in addition to five steals (one shy of his career high).

On Saturday in a 67-53 win at VMI, Clemons made 5-of-9 threes in a 24-point effort, dealt three assists and had two steals.

Entering Monday night's home game vs. Allen University, Clemons is the Big South leader in scoring (22.4), steals (3.0) and 3-pointers per game (3.8), while ranking among the league's top-10 in seven other categories.  The 2015 Millbrook High School graduate has now topped the 20-point barrier 15 times in 35 career contests at Campbell.

Monday's award marks the seventh weekly honor Clemons has received in two seasons at Campbell.  He was named the Big South freshman of the week on six occasions in 2015-16, when he took home Big South freshman of the year recognition.