The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference made its announcement of weekly honors on Tuesday morning, appointing Kentucky State University, men’s basketball senior guard Michael Stevenson as the Newcomer of the week.
Stevenson, a native of Houston, Texas has steadily begun to find his place on the KSU roster over the last five games as a scoring threat and efficient rebounder. In two games this past week, he scored 10 points against Salem International University and the University of Illinois Springfield, while pulling down a combined 22 rebounds. It was his performance against UIS where Stevenson showcased his exact contribution with 10 points, and 16 rebounds notching his first -career double-double, but he also added a season-high four blocks protecting the basket.
His performances of late have made him the fifth-leading scorer on the team at a little over seven points a game while ranking second in total rebounds with 58 and leading the team in blocks with 10.
KSU will head to Atlanta for a two-game road trip on Saturday and Monday with contests at Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University.
by Eric Mathews