Martin named the state's basketball player of the week

Kent Lowe
LSU's Jarell Martin. Photo by

Back-to-back 20-point games for LSU’s Jarell Martin and a career high night for Janelle Perez of Northwestern State earned the pair the committee votes Monday for Louisiana Sports Writers Association college basketball player of the week.

Martin had 24 points and 9 boards in a win over Southern Miss, while he posted 26 points and 8 rebounds for the Tigers in a win over Savannah State.

Perez helped the Demons win their Southland Conference opener over Houston Baptist with 30 points for the Lady Demons.

Here is the capsule on Martin:


JARELL MARTIN – LSU -- F, So. Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Vs. Southern Miss – 10-15 FG, 1-2 3FG, 3-7 FT, 4 ast, 24 points, 9 rebounds ...

Vs. Savannah State – 10-15 FG, 1-1 3FG, 5-5 FT, 3 ast, 2 steals, 26 pts, 8 rebounds ... LSU defeated USM 87-67; Savannah State 75-59 … 20-of-30 FG for two games, 50 points, 17 rebounds … First player to have back-to-back 20-point games this season for LSU … Present string of eight double-figure scoring games … Leads the league in scoring at 18.2 points per game, third in the league in rebounds at 8.9 rebounds a game ... 26 points against Savannah State second time for career-high this season.