ELMHURST, Ill. – Western Illinois senior guard Ceola Clark III was named Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Week Monday (Dec. 3) helping guide the Fighting Leathernecks (5-3 overall, 2-0 Summit League) to a perfect start to their Summit League schedule.
Western went 2-0 on the week to kick-off conference action, and both victories came on the road first at South Dakota (73-71) and then at Kansas City (68-63).
Throughout the week, Clark averaged 23.5 points, 4.0 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game, and committed only one turnover in 72 minutes played. He made 16 of his 26 total shot attempts (61.5%), connected on 9-of-16 triples (56.3%), and connected on all six of his free throws attempts.
Against the Coyotes inside The DakotaDome, Clark capped off a 20-point game by draining the game-winner as time expired. Clark also dished out four assists, grabbed three rebounds, and tallied two steals in the win, while shooting 61.5 percent (8-of-13) from the field and 50 percent (4-of-8) from three-point range.
In Western's win at Kansas City, Clark continued to be a scoring force for the Leathernecks, finishing the game with 27 points, which tied his career-high. He again connected on 61.5% (8-of-13) of his shots, and made 5-of-8 (62.5%) from beyond the arc. Clark didn't have a turnover in the game and finished with four helpers.
Highlights from Western's Win Over South Dakota