Jan. 14 Men's Basketball Players of the Week

Go C-USA! Keith Clanton
Keith Clanton

Jan. 14, 2013

UCF senior forward Keith Clanton and Memphis forward Shaq Goodwin were named the C-USA Player and Freshman of the Week as selected by a media panel representing the 12 member schools. Each earned their respective awards earlier this season. Clanton averaged a double-double for the week, including a career best 36-point performance on the road at East Carolina. Goodwin averaged 11 points and 5.5 rebounds to help the Tigers jump out to a 2-0 start in conference play.

Senior, F, Orlando, Fla.

Clanton opened Conference USA play by averaging 24.0 points, 10.5 boards and 3.5 blocks while shooting 78.3 percent (18-of-23) from the field in two contests. The senior concluded the week by scoring a career-high 36 points at East Carolina. Clanton made 15-of-19 shots against the Pirates. The 36 points were the most scored by a UCF player since 2009. The forward began the week by filling up the box score in UCF's win over UAB. He totaled 13 rebounds, 12 points and three blocks against the Blazers. Clanton shot 84.6 percent (11-of-13) at the free-throw line during the week. This is his second C-USA Player of the Week honor this season and fifth of his career.

Freshman, F, Decatur, Ga.

Goodwin helped lead Memphis to a 2-0 record in opening week action of Conference USA. The freshman averaged 11.0 points and 5.5 boards in the two wins, shooting 56.3 percent from floor for the week. Goodwin had 10 points and three boards in the win over UAB and netted all six of his first-half points in the game's opening three minutes of play. In the Jan. 9 victory over East Carolina, he contributed five points and four boards in final 8:25 to help the Tigers hold off the Pirates, including a back-to-the-basket slam dunk with 38 seconds remaining. This is the second C-USA Freshman of the Week award for Goodwin.

C-USA Players of the Week
N11: Isaiah Sykes, UCF
N18: DeAndre Kane, Marshall
N27: Jonathan Mills, Southern Miss
D03: Jalen Jones, SMU
D10: TaShawn Thomas, Houston
D17: Keith Clanton, UCF
D24: Konner Tucker, UTEP
D31: Josh Davis, Tulane
J07: Joe Jackson, Memphis
J14: Keith Clanton, UCF



C-USA Freshmen of the Week
N11: James Woodard, Tulsa
N18: Marshall Guilmette, East Carolina
N27: James Woodard, Tulsa
D03: Matt Williams, UCF
D10: Shaq Goodwin, Memphis
D17: Danuel House, Houston
D24: James Woodard, Tulsa
D31: Danuel House, Houston
J07: Max Guercy, Rice
J14: Shaq Goodwin, Memphis

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