Tulsa's Clarkson Named C-USA Player Of The Week
TULSA, Oklahoma - University of Tulsa guard Jordan Clarkson was honored as this week's Conference USA Player of the Week, the first such award of his career.
The sophomore from San Antonio helped the Golden Hurricane extend its winning streak to six games this week.
Clarkson averaged 18.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists along with 2.5 blocks in Tulsa's two wins over UCF and SMU.
In Wednesday's win over UCF, Clarkson tallied 15 points, including seven free throws in the final 1:15 to help Tulsa to the 66-61 victory. He dished three assists and connected on 9-of-10 foul shots in the game, accounting for nearly all of TU's 10 made free throws.
During Saturday's road win at SMU, Clarkson put up one of his best performances of the season, pouring in 22 points, along with game-highs of six rebounds, six assists and four blocks. He went 9-of-14 from the field and hit 3-of-4 three-pointers, and scored seven of his 22 points in the final two minutes of the Hurricane's 66-60 win. His six assists matched a career high, and his four blocks was a new personal best.
Tulane guard Ricky Tarrant was named the C-USA Freshman of the Week after a 33-point performance that broke the school's freshman mark.
This is Clarkson's first career C-USA Player of the Week honor, but he was a four-time Freshman of the Week selection last season.