HIGH POINT — Redshirt senior Jamaal Matin of the University of Mount Olive men’s basketball team was named the Conference Carolinas men’s basketball player of the week for the week of Dec. 17-23.

Matin scored 21 points in a 72-65 loss at Virginia State on Dec. 19. He also added six rebounds, one assist and one block while shooting 7-12 from the field and 6-9 from three-point range.

The Virginia Beach, Va., native is third on the team in points with 120 on the season. He is tied for the team lead in rebounds with 60, and leads the team with steals (16).

Matin is the first Trojan on the men’s side to earn the Player of the Week honor.