January 8, 2013

Seymore Tabbed Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

Senior forward Jason Seymore was rewarded for his solid play over the holiday break after being named Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Player of the Week.

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Conference Carolinas has announced the week six Men's and Women's Basketball Players of the Week. Tornado forward Jason Seymore earned his first player of the week honor this season after a day of perfection in a win over No. 15 Barton plus averaging 18.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game since Dec. 30.

Over a three-game span, Seymore (Powell, Tenn.) has been instrumental in the Tornado's 3-0 run that included wins over Peach Belt Conference member USC Aiken and No. 15 Barton College. The senior averaged 18.3 points per contest, highlighted by a career game in which he tied a school record in single-game field goal percentage after going a perfect 10-for-10 (1.000) against Barton on Jan. 3, becoming only the second player in recorded school history to hit 100 percent of his shots taken (min. 8). In that contest, he recorded his fourth double-double of the season behind a season-high 24 points and 11 rebounds. Of his 10 makes, two were from three-point range and he went 2-for-2 from the free throw line to continue his unblemished, offensive night in a 25-point win over the defending conference champions. Seymore added two blocks and two steals on the defensive end in that victory, as well.

Seymore was a part of an effort that also set two team records for single-game, field goal and three-point shooting percentages. He went on to record his fifth double-double and second in as many games against Belmont Abbey (Jan. 5) with 11 points and 11 rebounds, helping King remain the only unbeaten team in conference play. In his last three games, he has shot 73.3 percent from the field and was just 0.3 rebounds per game away from averaging a double-double.

King (10-1, 5-0) is the lone Conference Carolinas team that remains unbeaten in league play. Most recently, King defeated Belmont Abbey at home and No. 15 Barton on the road by a combined 38 points. The Tornado have won three straight after rebounding with an 88-84 road win over USC Aiken of the Peach Belt Conference.

The Tornado will play the Erskine Flying Fleet (7-2, 3-2) on Wednesday, Jan. 9, in Due West, S.C. as part of a basketball doubleheader. The men will tipoff tentatively at 7:30 p.m. King will return for its next home game against the Pfeiffer Falcons on Saturday, Jan. 12.