Myron Gardner tabbed as NJCAA Div. I Men’s Basketball National Player of the Week

Myron Gardner tabbed as NJCAA Div. I Men’s Basketball National Player of the Week

LEVELLAND — Leading the second-ranked Texans to a 3-0 start to begin the year, sophomore Myron Gardner was tabbed as the NJCAA Div. I Men's Basketball National Player of the Week Wednesday.

The Georgetown transfer led the Texans on the offensive end as the 6-foot-6 guard from Detroit recorded a pair of double-doubles, averaging 20.7 points and 9.3 rebounds last week. Gardner scored 17 points in the Texans' first two contests before dropping in a career-high 28 points against Strength 'N Motion, bucketing 9 of 13 shots from the field and was 6 of 9 from 3.

Gardner will look to help the Texans stay unbeaten when they travel to Collin County Community College at noon on Sunday for a matchup with the Cougars. South Plains returns home on Wednesday, Feb. 3 for a 6:30 p.m. contest against Otero Junior College at the Texan Dome, their final game before opening conference play against Howard College on Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dome.