From Campbell Communications
Campbell University’s Chris Clemons and Jordan Whitfield earned weekly honors from the Big South Conference. Clemons shared co-player of the week recognition with UNC Asheville’s MaCio Teague, while Whitfield was named freshman of the week.
The nation’s fourth-leading scorer, Clemons, averaged 29 points in a pair of wins to help the Camels (14-12, 8-6) move into a tie for third place in the Big South standings. Along the way, he became the first junior ever to reach 2,000 career points in Big South history, while moving by Doug Day into 10th place on the conference’s all-time scoring list.
Clemons had 33 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists, while fueling a late 11-0 run to lead the Camels to a 7870 win at Gardner- Webb last week. He then scored 25 points, grabbed 8 rebounds; dealt three assists and committed no turnovers in 28 minutes of an 88-54 win Saturday over Longwood.
A 5-foot-9 junior guard from Raleigh, Clemons extended his NCAA Division I-leading double figure scoring streak to 74 games and enters Thursday’s game at Radford with 2,031 points in 89 career contests.
On the week, Clemons averaged 29 points, 3.5 assists, seven rebounds, shot 53 percent from the floor, made 11 of 23 threes (.478) and had a 2.3 assist- turnover ratio.
For the year, he is averaging 24.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.7 steals — and has led the Camels to their most wins, eight, in Big South play since the 2011-12 campaign.
Whitfield came off the bench to score a career-high 12 points on four-of-six threes with two rebounds and an assist (and no turnovers) in 23 minutes at Gardner-Webb. He then started in Campbell’s win Saturday over Longwood and tallied 11 points (3-6 threes) and matched his career high with four assists in a career-best 32 minutes.
On the week, he averaged 11.5 points, two rebounds, 2.5 assists, shot 8-15 (.533) from the floor, 7-of-12 from 3-point range (.583) Like Clemons, Whitfield is a graduate of Millbrook High School. The 6-foot-1 guard ran his season averages to 3.2 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 14.9 minutes per game.
Nationally Televised Game
Campbell squares off against Radford tomorrow at 9 p.m. in a game that will be televised nationally by ESPNU. It marks the second-straight year that the Camels and Highlanders have met on the Big South ESPNU wild card broadcast at Radford, Virginia.