Missouri’s Clarkson Receives Conference and National Honors

By Chinmay Vaidya, 23 Sports

Monday, Dec. 9-

Missouri point guard Jordan Clarkson received two honors this week. He was named SEC Player of the Week and National Player of the Week. Clarkson earned the accolades after his strong performances led to wins against West Virginia and No. 18 UCLA.

In the matchup with the Mountaineers, the point guard turned in a complete performance with 25 points, four assists, and six rebounds in Missouri’s 80-71 win. Against the Bruins, Clarkson had 17 first-half points en route to 21 on the game. He also dished six assists and grabbed four boards in the Tigers’ upset of No. 18 UCLA.

This is the second time Clarkson has received an SEC Player of the Week award. He was recognized the week on Nov. 18 after wins over Southern Illinois and Hawaii. In the first contest, Clarkson scored a career-high 31 points. In the latter, he tallied 13 points, three rebounds, and two assists in Missouri’s win at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

The point guard currently leads the SEC in points per game with 20.2 and has propelled the Tigers to a 9-0 start, the second time the team has started 9-0 in the Frank Haith era.