NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 8, 2022 – South Carolina State men’s basketball freshman guard T.J. Madlock has been selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week, presented by Cola-Cola the league announced.

Madlock (G, 6-3, Fr., Memphis, Tenn.) finished with 20 points and five rebounds in the Bulldogs’ win over North Carolina Central on Monday. He was 8-for-12 from the floor and 4-for-5 from the free throw line. This is his third Rookie Honor This Season.

Other earning honors were, Graduate guard Kyle Foster of Howard has been selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week and Delaware State senior center Christopher Sodom was selected as Defensive Player of the Week.

Foster (G, 6-5, Gr., Hampton, Va.) recorded back-to-back 20-point performances for the first time in his career, tallying 20 points in the victory over Maryland Eastern Shore on Saturday and recording 21 points on 50-percent shooting (6-for-12) in the Bison’s win at Delaware State on Monday. For the week, he averaged 20.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and one assist per game.

Sodom (C, 7-3, Sr., Washington, D.C.) averaged 9.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game for the week. He had four blocks and nine boards against Howard and tallied nine rebounds and three blocks against Coppin State. Sodom currently leads the MEAC in total blocks (48) and blocks per game (2.5).

 Other Top Performers
Nendah Tarke (Coppin State) had 13 points against Delaware State, including the game-winning jumper. He also recorded 13 points and eight rebounds at North Carolina Central.

Tyree Corbett (Coppin State) recorded a total of 18 rebounds (12 defensive) and blocked three shots in the Eagles’ two games this week. He posted a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds against North Carolina Central.

Carter Myles (Delaware State) scored 24 points on 11-for-20 shooting from the field, including 2-for-3 from 3-point range, and grabbed a game-high-tying nine rebounds against Howard.

Elijah Hawkins (Howard) had 12 points and eight assists against Maryland Eastern Shore, followed by 11 points, seven boards, five assists and three steals at Delaware State.

Randall Brumant (Howard) blocked two shots against both Maryland Eastern Shore and Delaware State. He added 13 points, two steals and two assists in the win over the Hornets.

Nathaniel Pollard, Jr. (Maryland Eastern Shore) had 19 points, seven rebounds and one assist against Howard.

Kris Monroe (North Carolina Central) grabbed 12 rebounds and added 10 points against Coppin State.

Eric Boone (North Carolina Central) averaged 18 points and 4.5 rebounds per game for the week and posted a season-high 28 points with eight rebounds at South Carolina State.

Rashaan Edwards (South Carolina State) shot 55 percent from the field (6-of-11) and 50 percent from 3-point range (4-of-8) to score 17 points in the Bulldogs’ win over North Carolina Central.

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