National Player of the Week: Troy Thompson

Prairie View A&M Guard Troy Thompson 6-4, Junior, Oakland, Calif. Averaged 25.5 points per and shot 72 percent from the field in helping lead the Panthers to victories over Grambling and Mississippi Valley State Presented by North Carolina Mutual

Former Tennessee State star Robert Covington’s star on the rise along with 76ers

by Donal Ware With 11 seconds remaining in the game between the Portland Trailblazers and the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night, 89% free throw shooter Damian Lillard stepped to the line for his second free throw after knocking down the first. He missed. The 76ers were down 92-90 at home at that point.  Ersan Ilysova

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National Player of the Week: Tahjere McCall

Tennessee State Guard Tahjere McCall 6-5, Grad., Philadelphia Pa. Averaged 23.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 4.0 steals per game in three games for the Tigers.  He scored his 1,000 career point in the Tigers victory over UT Martin on Saturday. Presented by North Carolina Mutual

National Player of the Week: Joyce Kennerson

Texas Southern Guard Joyce Kennerson 5-4, Soph., Port Arthur, Texas Averaged 24 points, three steals, four rebounds and shot in excess of 90% from the free throw line in leading the Lady Tigers to a 2-0 record last week. Presented by North Carolina Mutual

Meet Juan Dixon: Former Maryland star and UDC women’s basketball coach talks to BOXTOROW

Juan Dixon is the all-time leading scorer in University of Maryland basketball history.  He led the Terrapins to the national title in 2012. He played nine years in the NBA, first with the Washington Wizards who drafted hm 17th overall in the 2002 NBA Draft.  He spent three years as a special assistant to Maryland

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