Sam Houston State’s Amber Leggett Named Southland Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Amber Leggett is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.Leggett captured a season-high scoring performance with 26 points in Sam Houston State’s (4-4) Sunday road test at Oklahoma. The sophomore shot an impressive 58.8 percent from the floor to go along with four rebounds and three steals against the Sooners. The award marks the first of Leggett’s career and the second for Sam Houston State this season.Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Amber Leggett, Sam Houston State – So. – Forward – Navarre, Fla.Despite falling at Oklahoma on Sunday, Leggett turned in a big game for Sam Houston State, pouring in a season-high 26 points. The Navarre, Fla., product hit 10 of her 17 shots for the contest and added four boards and three steals, narrowly missing her career high by three points. Leggett’s outing against OU marks the third game this season where she has surpassed 20 points, two of which have come against power five opponents.Honorable Mention: Imani Robinson, UIW; Rehema Franklin, New Orleans; Chrystal Ezechukwu, Nicholls; Aiyana Johnson, Stephen F. Austin; Emma Young, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more