NCCU’s Blount Earns Back-To-Back MEAC Weekly Nods

Jibri Blount

By Jonathan Duren

NORFOLK, Va. – North Carolina Central University senior forward Jibri Blount (Pittsburgh, Pa.) has earned a weekly honor for the second consecutive week as the league office announced he was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Blount averaged a double-double over the weekend against Delaware State and Maryland Eastern Shore, logging 22.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per contest. He pulled down a second consecutive double-double at DSU with 26 points and 13 rebounds, following a game of 23points and 10 boards against Florida A&M.

Through the first three conference games, Blount leads the league in scoring with 22.7 points per game, and is fourth in rebounding with 10.7 per outing. Over the entire season, he’s second in the MEAC in scoring with 19.3 points per game, and third with 9.1 boards per contest.

This is Blount's second MEAC weekly award of his career, and the third for the Eagles this season.

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