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Union’s Joseph Named Conference Player of the Week

Jackson, Tenn. - 2/13/2002 - Robert Joseph has been named the TranSouth Conference Player of the Week for the third consecutive week and fourth of the season. Union University’s star forward has also recently broken the NAIA record for blocks in a season with his 188 thus far.

Joseph, a 6-7 forward from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is averaging 21.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 7.23 blocks per game. His totals in points and blocks lead the conference and Joseph ranks second in rebounds.

Having already broken the school record for blocks in a season in just 10 games, Joseph broke the NAIA season blocks record as he passed the 181 mark in Union’s five point win over Trevecca. Joseph is only 19 blocks away from the NCAA Div. 1 record of 207 set by David Robinson back in 1986.

In the latest NAIA Top 25 poll, Union moved up to the No. 4 spot. This is the highest ranking for the Bulldogs since the 1998 season. Union is now 24-3 on the season and their 8-1 conference record leads the league.


Steven Aldridge
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