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HOOPS -- Chowbay earns SSAC weekly honor

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Caleb Chowbay

Former Mt. Juliet High standout
PULASKI -- Martin Methodist Men's basketball standout Caleb Chowbay has been named the Southern States Athletic Conference's Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 5, the league office announced earlier this week.

Chowbay, a senior guard and a graduate of Mt. Juliet High, earned the award after he helped guide the RedHawks to two road victories at Brewton-Parker (Ga.) College and College of Coastal Georgia.

On the week, Chowbay averaged 21 points, four rebounds, two assists and 2.5 steals per game. Chowbay also shot 73 percent from the floor and 77 percent from 3-point range in the victories. Chowbay was especially effective in the win at Coastal Georgia as he sank 6-of-8 attempts from downtown and finished with 24 points - 22 of which came in the first half.

The award is the first of Chowbay's career and the first by a RedHawk this season. Chowbay signed out of high school with Nashville's Belmont University and is in his second year of eligibility at MMU.

Martin Methodist returns to action Thursday, Feb. 9 for a showdown against No. 4 Dalton State (Ga.) College.

The RedHawks (16-8) have won nine of their last 10 contests and 11 of their last 13.

Tipoff in Thursday night's contest is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Curry Christian Life Center.

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