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Austin Peay Men’s Basketball’s Jerome Clyburn named OVC co-Newcomer of the Week

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsBrentwood, TN – Junior point guard Jerome Clyburn, of the Austin Peay State University men’s basketball has been named the adidas® Ohio Valley Conference co-Newcomer of the Week, the league office announced, Monday.

Austin Peay Governors point guard Jerome Clyburn named OVC co-Newcomer of the Week. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Austin Peay Governors point guard Jerome Clyburn named OVC co-Newcomer of the Week. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Clyburn has come to life in leading the Govs rejuvenated offense, which has resulted in a season-best five-game win streak. After opening league play 0-3, Austin Peay has bounced back to a 5-3 OVC mark. Clyburn’s work in running the point has been a big part of the climb.

 

“We need balance and Jerome’s dribble penetration helps give us that,” head coach Dave Loos said. “Driving the ball helps us get it inside and it helps us get to the free-throw line. Our plan is get the ball inside and I feel like our team is starting to buy into that.”

Jerome ClyburnFor the week, the Orange Park, FL, native, averaged 11.0 points and 4.0 assists, while making 8 of 11 from the floor and 16 of 18 from the free-throw line. At Eastern Illinois, Clyburn knocked down 12 of 14 free throws, which tied for the OVC’s single-game best, and finished with a career-best 18 points.

In fact, it was Clyburn’s second-straight game in double figures after netting 12 points at SIU Edwardsville and dishing out a career-best seven assists. On the season, Clyburn has seven games in double digits and 10 games with four or more assists.

Clyburn shares the OVC weekly award with Tennessee State’s Kellen Thronton. It’s only the second OVC weekly honor awarded to an Austin Peay player this season. Senior Josh Terry was named Player of the Week, December 12th, following the Governors road win at Tennessee.


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