South Alabama Chandler selected as Sun Belt Basketball Player of the Week

Published 2:45 pm Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Following back-to-back 20-point efforts in a weekend split, South Alabama’s Jay Jay Chandler was selected as the Sun Belt Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Jay Jay Chandler, South Alabama
(Gr., G – Katy, Texas)

Jaguars graduate student guard Jay Jay Chandler posted back-to-back 20-point outings to average 23.0 points in a weekend split with in-state rival Troy. The Katy, Texas, product averaged 23.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals on the week. Chandler shot 89 percent from the charity stripe, 59 percent from the field and 57 percent from three-point range. The graduate student’s 26 points in an 82-63 South Alabama victory on Thursday were a career-high. With Chandler joining Jaguar teammate Charles Manning Jr. as a Player of the Week selection, South Alabama becomes the first Sun Belt program will multiple players honored this season.

2021-22 Sun Belt Men’s Basketball Players of the Week
Week 1 – Corey Allen, Georgia State
Week 2 – Caleb Asberry, Texas State
Week 3 – Charles Manning Jr., South Alabama
Week 4 – Rudi Williams, Coastal Carolina
Week 5 – Jordan Brown, Louisiana
Week 6 – Norchad Omier, Arkansas State
Week 7 – Norchad Omier, Arkansas State
Week 8 – David Azore, UTA
Week 9 – Norchad Omier, Arkansas State
Week 10 – Adrian Delph, App State
Week 11 – Norchad Omier, Arkansas State
Week 12 – Jay Jay Chandler, South Alabama

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