Southeastern Louisiana’s Veal Voted Final Player of the Week in 2017-18 Season

first_imgSoutheastern (21-10, 15-3 SLC) earned a share of the Southland regular season championship and the No. 1 seed in the 2018 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament after a 2-0 week, including a 69-57 win over co-champion Nicholls (21-10, 15-3 SLC) in the final game of the season. The title is the Lions’ first since the 2004-05 season and third since they joined the conference in 1997-98. Honorable Mention: Jordan Howard, Central Arkansas; Shawn Johnson, UIW; Leon Gilmore III, Stephen F. Austin. FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana’s Marlain Veal is the final Southland Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the 2017-18 season, the league announced Sunday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. This is Veal’s second weekly award of the season after earning the accolade in Week 3 on Nov. 27. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Marlain Veal, Southeastern La. – Jr. – Guard – New Orleans, La. Veal averaged 13.5 points, 7.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds in an undefeated week to help the Lions clinch a share of the Southland regular season title and the top seed in the conference tournament. The junior guard began the week with 13 points, six assists, four rebounds and a steal in Wednesday’s 68-64 win at New Orleans. He followed that with a 14-point, eight-assist, six-rebound outing in Saturday’s battle for the No. 1 seed against Nicholls. Veal, a native of New Orleans, La., became the Lions’ single-season assist leader with 190 assists.last_img

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