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Kyle Kincey (left) and Taneria Wilson (right) have been named the Drury Inn and Suites Student-Athletes of the Week for Jan. 13-19.

MORROW — A pair of Clayton State student-athletes have earned the distinction of being selected as the Drury Inn & Suites Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of Jan. 13-19 as announced by the institution on Sunday.

Taneria Wilson — Women’s Basketball

Senior guard Taneria Wilson (Fort Pierce, Fla.) had a week for the ages as she averaged 27.0 points, 8.0 steals, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists while shooting .541 (20-of-37) from the field and 6-of-14 (.429) beyond the arc.

She opened the week at Georgia Southwestern (1/15) by scoring 20 points to go with six steals, four rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes. That performance led the Lakers to a 73-62 victory.

Wilson would perform at a near record level in the week’s finale at Francis Marion (1/18). In 44 minutes she would drop 34 points on 12-of-19 shooting (4-of-7 from three-point range) and come away with a program record tying 10 steals to go with four assists and five rebounds.

The 10 steals equaled the team record set during the 1998-99 season while her 34 points was just one shy of matching the program record of 35 points from 2005.

On the year she is now averaging 15.8 points, 3.8 steals, 3.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 15 games and starts. She is currently leading the Peach Belt Conference in steals per game and is fourth in both points per game and assists per game.

That performance also earned her the first PBC Player of the Week honor of her career and the program’s first since November 2016.

Kyle Kincey — Men’s Basketball

Senior guard Kyle Kincey (Tallahassee, Fla.) delivered an impressive all-around week with averages of 19.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals, 2.5 assists and 39.5 minutes over the course of two games.

He opened the week by dropping 19 points at Georgia Southwestern (1/15) to go with two boards, two assists and a steal before having a career game at Francis Marion (1/18). In that one he scored 20 points, going 11-of-16 from the foul line, while hauling in a career-high 14 rebounds, dishing out three assists and coming away with four steals in an 82-79 victory.

On the season he is averaging 16.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.5 steals in 14 games and nine starts.

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