MONTGOMERY – Alabama State University’s Jamel Waters has been named the men’s basketball Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Player of the Week.
Waters led the Hornets to a come-from-behind 59-56 win at Alabama A&M. The junior guard scored a team-high 18 points while also grabbing a career-high eight steals. The SWAC’s leader in assists had five during the game and had a season-high six rebounds.
Waters went over the 800-career point’s mark in the game and is averaging 12.4 points per game, which is eight in the conference. He leads the SWAC in assists (5.4) and assists-to-turnover ratio (2.1).
His .434 field goal percentage ranks 10th in the SWAC and he is ninth in free throw percentage (.737). He is also ranked second in steals (2.2), 12th in three point percentage (.328), 15th in three point field goals made (1.1) and ninth in minutes played (30.9).