ISLANDERS' PALMER NAMED SLC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi junior Kevin Palmer has been named the Southland Conference Player of the Week following a pair of outstanding performances at the South Padre Invitational.

Palmer, who transferred to the Islanders from Cecil Community College in Maryland, received the weekly award after A&M-Corpus Christi raced two a pair of wins over Thanksgiving at the South Padre Island Invitational. He scored 20 points with a career-high eight rebounds in the first game against Jackson State with three steals as A&M-Corpus Christi won 73-63.

He solidified his position with a career-best 22 points against UNC-Wilmington the following day. While grabbing seven boards, Palmer also posted a career with five steals which was one off the school record and matched his high with six assists.

For the week, Palmer was 14-of-27 from the floor with four three-point baskets, while hitting 10-of-12 foul shots. He averaged 21 points in 24 minutes per game with 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 4.0 steals.

Palmer and his teammates return home after five straight games on Wednesday as they hosts St. Edward's at 7 p.m. The Caller-Times is sponsoring the game and tickets at the door will be $1.25 for the best available seats.