Price & Robinson Honored By OVC
Wednesday, January 2, 2008


Two Tennessee State University men’s basketball players have been honored as Ohio Valley Conference Player and Freshman of the Week for the second time this season.

Junior guard Bruce Price and freshman guard Gerald Robinson, Jr. were rewarded for their play in games against Belmont (12/17), Vanderbilt (12/22) and Illinois (12/30).

Bruce Price, a 6-1, 205 lb, junior guard from Minneapolis, Minnesota was named OVC Player of the Week for games between 12/17 to 12/31/07. Price averaged 18.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.0 steals per contest in three games over the past two weeks against tough competition. He scored 17 points and had four assists in the Tigers 60-58 road victory against the Big Ten’s Illinois. That included playing lock-down defense on the Illini’s top 3-point shooter in the final seconds, as he forced the ball to go to another player who missed a potential game-winner at the buzzer. He added 19 points, five rebounds and five steals in the team’s loss at No. 17 Vanderbilt and scored 18 points and had five assists in TSU’s game at Belmont. For the two-week period he hit 7-of-16 (43.8%) from 3-point range and 18-of-44 (40.9%) from the field. Price won the award for the second time this season (Dec. 10).

Gerald Robinson, Jr., a 6-0, 185 lb, freshman guard from Nashville, Tennessee was named OVC Freshman of the Week for games between 12/17 to 12/31/07. Robinson wins the award for the third time this season (Nov. 12, Dec. 10) after leading the Tigers in scoring at both Belmont (19 points) and No. 17 Vanderbilt (24). In the Vanderbilt game, he scored 22 of his 24 points in the second half, including 20 of those in the first 7:35 of that half. He finished that game by hitting 4-of-9 (44%) from long range. He scored 19 points (hitting 3-of-8 from 3-point range) at Belmont and added nine in the team’s road win over the Big 10’s Illinois.