PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
For the week ending January 2, 2023
FOOD LION MEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#5 Jailen Williams, Claflin
(Jr., 6-0 Guard – Salisbury, NC)
In the 85-84 overtime win over Clayton State last week, Jailen Williams recorded career-high and game-high totals of 25 points and 13 rebounds. the junior also added a game-high five assists, along with a block and a steal. The Salisbury, NC native shot 9-of-14 from the field and six-of-eight from the free throw line. Tied 81-81 with 52 seconds remaining in overtime, the guard’s jumper gave the Panthers the lead and he added two free throws to effectively ice the game with nine seconds remaining.
FOOD LION MEN’S DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#20 Raemaad Wright, Virginia Union
(Sr., 6-7 Forward – Suffolk, VA)
With a career-high 20 rebounds, plus 21 points in the 88-83 overtime win over Fairmont State, Raemaad Wright logged a rare 20-point, 20-rebound double-double for the CIAA. The Suffolk, VA native also added three assists, two blocks, and a season-high three steals in last week’s game. The senior made 9 of 13 field goals, including six-of-eight for 15 points in the second half and overtime. The forward also earned the first 20-rebound performance since 2020 in the CIAA.
FOOD LION MEN’S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#23 Amare Wimbush, Bowie State
(Fr, 6-7 Forward – Landover, MD)Amare Wimbush scored a season and career-high 13 points in last week’s loss to nationally ranked West Liberty. The Landover, MD native also had three rebounds and an assist in 18 minutes of court time.
FOOD LION WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#3 Tanayja London, Shaw
(So., 6-0 Forward – New Haven, CT)
Tanayja London tallied a team-high 19 points and seven rebounds in last week’s 63-55 win over Paine. 19 points represent a season-high for the sophomore and her five assists are a career-high. The New Haven, CT native shot 9-of-11 from the charity stripe and 5-of-11 from the field, while also providing three steals.
FOOD LION WOMEN’S DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#10 Taniah Wilkins,
(So., 6-0 Forward – Spartanburg, SC)Taniah Wilkins recorded a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds in the loss to Glenville State last week. 11 boards from the sophomore were a game-high and she made five-of-six shots from the field.
FOOD LION WOMEN’S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#30 Trinity Moody, Virginia State
(Fr., 5-6 Guard – New Haven, CT)
In the Trojans’ 68-62 win over Barton last week, Trinity Moody scored a team-high and career-high 18 points off the bench. The first-year player shot 9-of-12 on free throws and 4-of-12 on field goals. The New Haven, CT also added three steals, three boards, and an assist in the win.