Jan. 21, 2013
HAMPTON, VA - Fayetteville State forward Tyrrel Tate (Jr., Raleigh, NC) was honored this afternoon by the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association as its Player of the Week. Tate receives the weekly recognition for his performance last week against Bowie State and Johnson C. Smith. He posted impressive numbers for the Broncos averaging just shy of a double-double at 25.5 points and 9.5 rebounds.
Tate, a Preseason All-CIAA selection, led Fayetteville State last week in scoring with a shooting 42.5 percent from the field and 75 percent at the free-throw line. He scored a career-high 35 points while recording eight rebounds in a home loss to Bowie State. The 35-point performance marked the second time in four games that Tate has scored 30 points or more in a contest. He followed with his third double-double of the season in FSU's CIAA Southern Division opener at Johnson C. Smith. Tate posted 16 points and tied his season-high of 11 rebounds against the Golden Bulls. He has now recorded double-figure scoring performances in 13-of-16 games.
The 6-5, 215-pounder leads the Broncos with 17.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Tate ranks seventh in the CIAA in scoring and rebounds per game. He is shooting 45.1 percent from the field and 72.7 percent at the free-throw line.
Fayetteville State returns to action on Wednesday, January 23 when it travels to face the Blue Bears at 7:30 p.m. in a CIAA Southern Division matchup.