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Floyd's Smooth Shooting Delivers First Career SLC Player of the Week Award

From Southland Conference

FRISCO, TX (Press Release)- An otherworldly outburst of offense has resulted in Stephen F. Austin men’s basketball senior guard Demetrious Floyd being named Player of the Week by the Southland Conference it was announced Monday afternoon.

One of the most lethal pure shooters in the league, the St. Louis, Mo., product menaced New Orleans for a career-high 32 points to lead the ‘Jacks to an 82-58 victory over the Privateers last Monday night. Floyd’s silky shooting stroke yielded a career-best 13 field goals made and the guard tied a career high by splashing six three-pointers in the one-sided victory.

Floyd outscored the Privateers by himself in the second half, notching 21 of his 32 in that span while seeing UNO sputter for just 17 markers through the final 20 minutes of action.

In front of a packed house in Nacogdoches on Saturday night, Floyd chipped in 17 more on 7-of-14 shooting to help the ‘Jacks capture their 12th win in a row over longtime intrastate adversary Sam Houston State. In the 76-64 win, Floyd also added three rebounds, two assists and two steals.

For the week, Floyd averaged 24.5 points per game on 66.7-percent (20-of-30) shooting. The senior sizzled from long range, too, hitting 52.7-percent (9-of-17) of his downtown tries. Among the SFA ranks, Floyd is tied for second in scoring with 12.8 points per game and his 40-percent touch from three-point land is the seventh-highest figure in the Southland Conference. On average, the senior pumps in 2.7 three-pointers per game to SFA’s league-leading long range attack of 8.3 triples per outing.

Floyd and the rest of the ‘Jacks will put their undefeated Southland Conference record (6-0) and 23-game home court winning streak on the line tonight in William R. Johnson Coliseum when Lamar (10-9, 2-5 SLC) hits the hardwood for a 7 p.m. showdown with SFA. 

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