Kayel Locke Named BCBSNC Blue Chip Performer
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG sophomore forward Kayel Locke (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) has been named this week’s Blue Chip Performer sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. This is the second year that BCBSNC has sponsored the Blue Chip Performer award, which is chosen weekly from all sports in season and runs throughout the 2013-14 UNCG Athletics season.
Locke averaged 18.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game over the Spartans’ two games this past week. He scored a career-high 25 points in the Spartans’ victory over Claflin Wednesday, surpassing his previous career-high of 22 points scored his freshman year against North Carolina A&T. He connected on 10-of-17 from the field, including a three-pointer, while also hitting 4-of-5 from the free throw line.
Locke followed that up with 11 points and five rebounds in the Spartans’ loss at Rutgers. On the week, he connected on 51.9 percent (14-of-27) from the field and 77.8 percent (7-of-9) from the free throw line. He is averaging 11.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game this season. He has scored in double figures the last four games, averaging 14.8 points per game over that stretch.
Locke and the Spartans return to action Wednesday night as they host James Madison. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Carolina Blue Chip Performer Weekly Winners
Sept. 9 - David Reittinger, men’s soccer.
Sept. 16 - Shaina Sumney, women's cross country
Sept. 23 - Olivia Humphries, volleyball
Sept. 30 - Katherine Rodriguez, women's soccer
Oct. 7 - Chesney White, women's soccer
Oct. 14 - Carter Jenkins, men's golf
Oct. 21 – Lydia Saina, women’s cross country
Oct. 28 – Dustin Gamradt, men’s soccer
Nov. 4 – Paul Chelimo, men’s cross country
Nov. 11 – Kyle Cain, men’s basketball
Nov. 18 – Paul Chelimo, men’s cross country
Nov. 25 – Janae’ Stevenson, women’s basketball
Dec. 2 – Janae’ Stevenson, women’s basketball
Dec. 9 – Lucy Mason, women’s basketball
Dec. 16 – Kayel Locke, men’s basketball
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