Photo Courtesy of Eric Deeter
Photo Courtesy of Eric Deeter

Immediate Release-Sports

February 27, 2019

Sinclair’s McNeil earns NJCAA National Player of the Week

Dayton, Ohio – Sean McNeil (Sinclair) posted a monster week Feb. 18-24 scoring 97 total points in three games to earn OCCAC Player of the week for the 7th time and NJCAA National Division II Player of the Week for his efforts.  

Sean McNeil (6-04/FR – Cooper H.S. – Union, KY) continues to be the nation’s most lethal scorer, dropping in 97 points during three games to raise his season scoring average to an even 30.0 points per game. As if his 32.3 points/game last week was not enough to earn the OCCAC distinction, McNeil added 7.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.3 steals averages. He buried 62% (35-52) of his shots overall and 57% (13-23) on 3-point attempts. McNeil made double-digit field goals in all three contests and hit at least three from long range in each. When working his way to the charity stripe, he converted on 20-of-21 (95%) foul shots.

McNeil leads the nation in scoring at 30.0 points per game and three pointers made per game at 4.3 and earlier this season set the single game scoring record at Sinclair with a 55-point performance.  Sean has the ability to not only score from behind the arc (42.1%); he can also collect points at the free throw line (88.9% - 4th in the nation).

His school records also include; 6 games with 40 or more points scored in a single game, 115 made three points in a single season and only the 4th player in Sinclair history to score over 800 points in a single season…811 and counting. 

Scoring is not the only component of his game; Sean is pulling down 6.2 rebounds per game and has collected two double-double games.