CHARLOTTE, NC (January 3, 2023) – As the Panthers’ terrific start to the season continues, the honors just keep coming in as Claflin junior guard Jailen Williams was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association (CIAA) Food Lion Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, Tuesday afternoon. The honor came after Williams led the Panthers to a thrilling 85-84 overtime win at Clayton State, the team’s 10th win of the season.
The team’s win came in no small part due to the efforts of Williams. He led all scorers and rebounders in the game with a double-double 25 points and 13 rebounds in the game. He also added an assist and a block in the game. The honor marks the second weekly honor for Williams as he was named the CIAA Men’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Week on December 13th.
Williams and the Panthers will hit the road for a three-game road trip against CIAA Northern Division teams and the team will begin CIAA Southern Division play on the road at Livingstone. The Panthers will next take the court at Barco-Stevens Arena when the team takes on the Virginia Union Panthers. For more information on Panthers men’s basketball, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletics Media Relations at (803) 535-5548 or log on to www.athletics.claflin.edu.