Bates of Centre named SAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Bates of Centre named SAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week

ATLANTA (Dec. 2, 2019) – The Southern Athletic Association (SAA) has announced that Jacob Bates of Centre has been named the SAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week.

In two wins, averaged 28 points, 12.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals, and 1.5 assists per game. He also shot over 61 percent from the floor and recorded back-to-back double-doubles.

In a close win against Franklin, Bates paced Centre with 31 points on 13-of-21 shooting. He also grabbed 12 boards and finished with two assists and two steals. 

He then added 25 points, with 19 coming in the second half, in a 78-63 victory against Spaldings. Additionally, Bates became the 33rd member of the 1,000-point club at Centre.

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