Marion alum Shaun Doss named SWAC Basketball Player of the Week

Marion alum Shaun Doss named SWAC Basketball Player of the Week
Marion native Shaun Doss was named the SWAC Basketball Player of the Week. (Source: KAIT)

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff men’s basketball player Shaun Doss Jr. was named as the Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

Doss (6-5, 185; R-Jr.; agribusiness major; Marion, Ark. / Iowa Western CC) posted his second straight double-double in the Golden Lions SWAC-opening 92-52 win over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday. Doss tallied 23 points with a career-high 13 rebounds with two assists and one steal in the win.

It was also Doss’ second consecutive 20-point, 10-rebound game, as he recorded 25 points and 10 rebounds at #2 Baylor on Dec. 21. Doss has recorded 10 or more rebounds in three consecutive contests, and has scored 20 or more points in consecutive games and five times this season.

Doss currently ranks in the SWAC’s Top 10 in six different categories: scoring (4th / 17.4 ppg), rebounding (7th/ 6.5 rpg), field goal percentage (9th/35.8%), free throw percentage (9th/ 65.6%), made 3s/game (9th / 1.6), and minutes (3rd / 35.5).

The Golden Lions return to action Saturday in the H.O. Clemmons Arena against Alabama State in game two of a doubleheader. The women’s game will start at 2 p.m., with the men’s game at 5 p.m. Limited seating is available with tickets available for purchase at uapblionsroar.com/tickets. CDC guidelines will be enforced.

The UAPB Sports Network radio broadcast can be heard on 99.3 FM The Beat, with free audio and video online at uapblionsroar.com/live.

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