Week Five Men's Basketball Player of the Week: Michael Boykin (Barton)

Barton’s Boykin Named Week 5 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C.Barton College guard Michael Boykin has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games played Dec. 4-10, the Conference announced today.

Boykin, a sophomore from Clinton, N.C., led the Bulldogs to a 95-78 win over Emmanuel last week and has Barton in first-place of the Conference Carolinas standings. He posted 24 points to go with seven rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block to earn his first POTW honor this season.


King’s Owens Named Week 4 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C.King University forward Mack Owens has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games played Nov. 27 - Dec. 3, the Conference announced today.

A senior from Abingdon, Va., Owens had an efficient week and led the Tornado to a 2-0 Conference record last week. He averaged a double-double of 15 points and 11.5 rebounds on a 70.6 shooting percentage.

Owens poured in 16 points and collected 12 boards in the Tornado's win over North Greenville. In the Division II Basketball Showcase on ESPN3, Owens would continue his efficient play, going 6-for-8 from the field for 14 points and snatching down 11 rebounds to lead King to a 75-57 win over Limestone.


Erskine’s Smoot Named Week 3 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C.Erskine College guard Trent Smoot has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games played Nov. 20-26, the Conference announced today.

Smoot, a sophomore from Pasadena, Md., paced the Flying Fleet to a 70-68 overtime win over Conference foe North Greenville last week. Smoot would score all 20 of his career-high points in the second half and overtime, shooting 8-for-13 from the field and 4-for-6 from the charity stripe. He would also collect seven rebounds, one block and one assist in 35 minutes of action.


Mount Olive’s Gleaves Named Week 2 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C.University of Mount Olive guard Tayon Gleaves has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games played Nov. 13-19, the Conference announced today.

A senior from Charlotte, N.C., Gleaves led the Trojans to two victories in their annual Pickle Classic. In the two wins, Gleaves averaged 19 points and 4.5 steals per game.

Against St. Augustine's, Gleaves posted a career high in points and steals with 27 and six, respectively, to go with three assists in a 99-84 win. In the Pickle Classic finale, Gleaves would drop 11 points and three steals to pace the Trojans to a 64-58 victory over Virginia Union.


Limestone’s Hairston Named Week 1 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C.Limestone College guard Kenny Hairston has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games played Nov. 10-12, the Conference announced today.

Hairston, a junior from Charlotte, N.C., led the Saints to a 2-0 record over the weekend in the Conference Carolinas/South Atlantic Conference Challenge. In the two victories, Hairston averaged 23 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

Against Wingate, Hairston poured in 22 points on 8-for-17 shooting, including 5-for-10 from three-point range. He would add four rebounds, two assists and one steal in the 87-74 win over the Bulldogs. As an encore, Hairston would continue his hot scoring against Mars Hill, as he dropped 24 points and dished out five assists to go with three boards and two steals in a 106-92 victory.