Immediate Release-Sports

February 11, 2019

Sinclair’s McNeil earns OCCAC Player of the Week

By Kyle Kuhlman/OCCAC Sports Information

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – With the race for OCCAC regular season basketball championships heating up, three student-athletes stood out above the rest from Feb. 4-10 to earn OCCAC Player of the Week accolades. This week’s recipients are Hattie Murphy (Cuyahoga), Whitney Thames (Owens) and Sean McNeil (Sinclair).

Sean McNeil (6-04/FR – Cooper H.S. – Union, KY) has been recognized by the conference office in 40% of the weeks this season, garnering his sixth OCCAC Player of the Week award. He has made a habit of going back-to-back, grabbing the distinction on Nov. 12 & 19, Dec. 10 & 17 and now Feb. 4 & 11. For his latest honor McNeil dropped in 27.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game during a 3-0 week for the Tartan Pride. He shot 51% (24-47) from the floor and converted on an impressive 93% (28-30) of his foul shots in leading Sinclair to three league victories.

McNeil continues to lead the nation in scoring at 31.0 points per contest as well as 3 pointer made per game at 4.4 (41.3%).  Not only is he doing it from the perimeter but he can also get to the rim, putting him second in the nation with making 6.9 free throws a game at 88.8%.