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Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

Leon Redd of Bethune-Cookman University

Deven Palmer of North Carolina Central University

Brendan Medley-Bacon of Coppin State University

Da’Shawn Phillip of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore












NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 11, 2020 — Senior guard Leon Redd of Bethune-Cookman University and junior guard Deven Palmer of North Carolina Central University have been selected by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) as this week’s Men’s Basketball Co-Players of the Week, it was announced on Tuesday. Joining the two on the MEAC Weekly Honors list are sophomore center Brendan Medley-Bacon of Coppin State University (Defensive Player of the Week) and freshman guard Da’Shawn Phillip of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Rookie of the Week).

Redd (G, 6-0, Sr., Grand Rapids, Mich.) led the Wildcats to wins over North Carolina A&T State and Howard over the weekend, posting averages of 20.0 points, 4.0 assists, 3.5 steals and 1.5 rebounds while shooting 51.9 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from 3-point range. His top outing came against the Bison, when he scored 23 points, made five steals and dished out four assists.

Palmer (G, 6-4, Jr., Hyde Park, Mass.) led the Eagles to a 2-0 week with wins on the road against Coppin State and Morgan State. He averaged 19.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting at a blistering 58.3 percent from the field and 72.7 percent from behind the arc. Palmer scored 21 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out four assists against Coppin State and hit four threes in both contests.

Medley-Bacon (C, 7-1, Soph., Baltimore, Md.) had vicious performances on defense for the Eagles, grabbing 15 rebounds and blocking seven shots in a loss to North Carolina Central, while grabbing 17 rebounds and blocking three shots in an overtime victory over Maryland Eastern Shore. He had a 17-point, 17-rebound double-double in the UMES contest and averaged 12.0 points, 16.0 rebounds, 5.0 blocked shots and 2.5 assists for the week.

Phillips (G, 6-5, Fr., Baltimore, Md.) averaged 9.5 points and 4.5 rebounds as the Hawks dropped a pair of games to Morgan State and Coppin State, the latter in overtime. He scored 10 points against the Eagles and nine points with six rebounds against the Bears.

Other Top Performers
Isaiah Bailey (B-CU) averaged 17.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists as the Wildcats collected victories over North Carolina A&T State and Howard. He netted 24 points against the Bison and had an 11-point, 11-rebound double-double against the Aggies.

Dejuan Clayton (CSU) scored 20 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out seven assists in an overtime win over UMES en route to averaging 15.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists over the weekend.

Evins Desir (FAMU) averaged 16.5 points and 5.5 rebounds as the Rattlers reeled over a pair of wins over Howard and North Carolina A&T State. He had 18 points with three assists against Howard and 15 points and eight boards against NCAT.

Jibri Blount (NCCU) posted near identical numbers in the Eagles’ wins at Coppin State and Morgan State, scoring 19 points with nine rebounds against the Eagles, followed by 20 points with nine rebounds against the Bears. He averaged 19.5 points and 9.0 rebounds over the weekend.

Devante Carter (NSU) scored 19 points, grabbed eight rebounds and handed out four assists in the Spartans’ lone game of the week, a victory over Delaware State.

Steven Whitley (NSU) scored 11 points to go along with eight rebounds, four steals and three assists in the Spartans’ victory over Delaware State. He shot 60.0 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent from 3-point range.

AJ Cheeseman (UMES) averaged 13.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in losses to Morgan State and Coppin State. He garnered 17 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots against the Eagles.



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