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McNeese’s Kennedy Earns Southland Men’s Basketball Weekly Honors

first_imgSouthland Conference Week Three Release (PDF) He ended the week with his second double-double of the season and eighth of his McNeese career, registering 22 points and 11 rebounds against Arlington Baptist. Kennedy missed just one of his 11 attempts from the field. Six of his 11 rebounds came on offense and resulted in 10 second-chance points, of which he scored eight. The Southland leader in rebounds per game (9.3) so far this year, Kennedy averaged 8.3 boards last week. He also dished out three assists in each of the three games, blocked six shots and tallied a pair of steals. The Pokes play their final Legends Classic game against Richmond at 6 p.m. CT Friday. FRISCO, Texas – McNeese forward Sha’Markus Kennedy is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.  Kennedy was a bright spot for the Cowboys, averaging 22.7 points per game with at least 20 points in each of McNeese’s three contests. The senior forward shot a jaw-dropping 77.1 percent (27-for-35) from the field as McNeese fell on the road to Wisconsin, 83-63, and New Mexico, 90-80, in the Legends Classic. The Cowboys closed the week with a 103-51 drubbing of Arlington Baptist at home.center_img Honorable Mention: Ty Brewer, Southeastern Louisiana; Jalon Gates, Houston Baptist; Dexter McClanahan, Nicholls; Jashawn Talton-Thomas, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Sha’Markus Kennedy, McNeese – Sr. – Forward – Tuscaloosa, Ala.Unfazed by an elite opponent in Wisconsin, Kennedy poured in 20 points on 6-of-9 shooting and hit eight of his 10 free-throw attempts against the Badgers. He grabbed five rebounds and recorded a trio of assists and a block. He posted one of the finest lines of his career against New Mexico, matching a career-high with six blocks to go with a season-high 26 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals. Kennedy shot 11-of-15 from the field versus the Lobos.last_img read more

CONFIRMED: Burnley make Iceland Euro 2016 star their first summer signing

first_img Johann Berg Gudmundsson in action for Iceland against France at Euro 2016 1 Burnley have made Icelandic midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson their first summer signing.As talkSPORT reported on Monday, the Clarets agreed a fee of £2.5m with Charlton for the 25-year-old earlier this month.The Premier League side were waiting on Gudmundsson to return to England to finalise the deal after he took a short break following Iceland’s Euro 2016 exploits.He has now penned a three-year deal at Turf Moor with the option of a further year.Gudmundsson made 81 appearances for Charlton, scoring 16 goals, after joining them from AZ Alkmaar in 2014.He was a key part of the Iceland side which enjoyed a sensational run at Euro 2016, starting every game as they reached the quarter-finals of the competition.Burnley boss Dyche said: “Johann, we feel, is a quality player who we saw last season playing at Charlton in a tough time and we liked the quality he showed.“It helps to see a player in the European Championships with that kind of company and he did well there so it was one we all agreed would be a good acquisition for the club and we look forward to working with him going forward.”Gudmundsson is set to be followed from The Valley to Turf Moor by Nick Pope.Charlton accepted an offer of around £1million from Burnley for the goalkeeper late last week and the 24-year-old has undergone a medical.last_img read more