MEAC Announces Men’s Basketball Weekly Honors, Presented by Coca-Cola
NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 5, 2021 — For the second time this young season, players from Coppin State University have been named recipients of all three of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Basketball Weekly Honors, Presented by Coca-Cola, with redshirt senior guard DeJuan Clayton capturing the top honor – MEAC Player of the Week. Teammates Anthony Tarke (redshirt senior guard) and brother Nendah Tarke (freshman guard) were named Defensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively.
Clayton (G, 6-2, 185, R-Sr., Bowie, Md.) had a spectacular night in Coppin State’s comeback 86-78 win over Delaware State, single-handedly scoring more than half of the Eagles’ points. He netted a career high-tying 32 points, including 26 in the second half, while connecting on 14 of 15 free throws. In his 26-point second-half barrage, he hit 7 of 12 shots from the field and 10 of 11 shots from the charity stripe. Clayton also had six assists and five rebounds.
Anthony Tarke (G, 6-6, 220, R-Sr., Gaithersburg, Md.) was ferocious on the defensive end, grabbing eight rebounds, blocking four shots and making four steals in the Eagles’ victory. He added 14 points.
Nendah Tarke (G, 6-4, 190, Fr., Gaithersburg, Md.) wasn’t far off pace behind his brother, scoring 11 points along with season highs in rebounds (8) and steals (5).
OTHER TOP PERFORMERS
Myles Carter (DSU) had his first double-double in Monday night’s loss to Coppin State, scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. For the week, he averaged 13.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
Zach Kent (DSU) averaged 8.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in losses to Manhattan and Coppin State. Against Manhattan, he totaled four blocks for the second time this season.
LaPri McCray-Pace (MSU) scored 15 points with five rebounds in the Bears’ victory over James Madison.
De’Torrion Ware (MSU) scored 18 points off the bench in Morgan State’s win at James Madison, the team’s second win over a CAA opponent this season. The junior guard also had four rebounds in the contest.
Blake Harris (NCAT) posted averaged of 17.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in a pair of victories over South Carolina State, connecting on 64.2 percent of his shots from the field (9-for-14) and 84.2 percent from the free throw line (16-for-19). He also swiped three steals.
Kameron Langley (NCAT) averaged 11.5 points, 5.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in wins over South Carolina State. He hauled in seven defensive rebounds over the two games.
Latavian Lawrence (SCSU) had a 12-point, 11-rebound double-double in a loss to North Carolina A&T State, en route to averaging 9.5 points and 6.5 rebounds over the two-game series versus the Aggies.
(This story and information courtesy of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)