FREDERICK, Md.--Junior center Tyler Snoots of the men's basketball team has been selected as the Hood College athlete of the week for the week ending Feb. 21. This is Snoots' second weekly nod of the year.
In the Blazers' only game of the week, Snoots was a vital part of Hood's 61-50 triumph over Capital Athletic Conference rival Marymount University Saturday. The former Gov. Thomas Johnson High School product posted his fifth career double-double with 14 points and a game-high 15 rebounds, which helped the Blazers clinch a home playoff game in the first round of the CAC tournament, which begins Tuesday.
Snoots connected on 6-of-14 from the floor and 2-of-3 from the foul line in his 33 minutes of work. He also rejected four Saint shots and dished a pair of assists in helping the Blazers complete the regular season sweep over the Saints for the second straight year and earn the No. 4 seed in the playoffs.
In addition, Snoots moved into 10th place all-time in scoring, now with 531 career points in his three years in the blue-and-grey. He also lists fourth all-time in rebounding with 337 career boards.
A starter in 23 of Hood's 25 games, Snoots is averaging just over 25 minutes per game and has reached double figures in scoring 17 times this season.
Snoots and the Hood men host a rematch with fifth-seeded Marymount (14-11) Tuesday in the opening round of the CAC tournament at the Odom Fitness Center at Fort Detrick. Tip time is scheduled for 7 p.m.