VIDEO: Charles Clark Interview
ROCK HILL, S.C. – For a record-setting 10th time in his career and a fourth time this season, Carson-Newman senior guard Charles Clark (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday morning.
Clark's 10 career honors move him past Tusculum's Kyle Moore, who was named Player of the Week nine times in two years.
Moore still holds the single-season record for most player of the week awards in one year. He earned the honor five times during the 2008-09 season. Clark has been named the league's player of the week four times this year.
Clark led the Eagles to a 2-0 week and got it started with a triple-double, the fourth of his career, in a 112-81 thumping of Anderson.
Clark scored 19 points to go along with 10 rebounds and 10 assists. With four triple-doubles for his career, Clark tied former L-R Bear Keenan Palmore for the most triple-doubles in a career in South Atlantic Conference history. Clark also has more triple-doubles than any other active player in NCAA basketball.
The senior followed up that performance with 24 at Lenoir-Rhyne to go along with four boards and five assists. Clark was instrumental in securing the Eagles' overtime win over the Bears, 89-79. He scored eight of his 24 points in the extra session and forced three steals in the final three minutes of regulation and the five-minute bonus session.
Clark went 12-for-25 from the floor for the week.
He and the rest of the Eagles have the week off before taking on No. 2 Queens on Saturday inside Holt Fieldhouse at 4 p.m. Coverage of that game on the Eagle Sports Network begins at 3:45 with the AEC Countdown to Tipoff on Mountain Country 106.3 (WPFT-FM, Sevierville) and online at cneagles.com/live.