Omar Strong Earns Final Player of the Week Honor

Omar StrongBIRMINGHAM, AL – guard wrote a spectacular close to a stellar career capturing the final honor of the season. The 5-9 senior left his mark on Tiger lore with a pair of memorable performances, leading to a pair of wins and the regular season title.

Strong scored 52 points, averaging 26 points per contest. He lit up Southern for 34 points on Thursday in the ’ 79-66 win that put TSU into first place. In that game, he hit 9-of-15 field goals, including seven 3-pointers. He also converted down 9-of-10 free throws.

In the outright title clincher on Saturday, Strong added 18 more points as TSU rolled to a 73-57 win over . He was 7-of-12 from field with four 3-pointers.For the week, Strong was 16-for-27 from the field, 11-of-21 from 3-point range and 9-for-10 from the free throw line.

Strong ended his career at TSU ranked No. 2 in scoring for 2012-13 in the SWAC averaging 17 points per game. He also concluded his career as the All-Time three point field goal leader (222) in Texas Southern basketball history.

Credit: Andrew Roberts TSU Sports Information Director


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