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Union’s Neaville Named TranSouth Player of the Week

JACKSON, Tenn. - 11/19/2007 - Matt Neaville of Union University has been selected as the TranSouth Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending November 18, 2007.

Neaville currently ranks No. 1 in the NAIA with 30.5 points and 6.0 three pointers per game. He has posted over 30 points in three of Union’s four games this year, with three of the four opponents for Union being ranked in the NAIA Top 25.

Neaville, a 6-foot-0 junior guard from Urbana, Ill., helped lead the No. 19 Bulldogs to a pair of wins with consecutive 30-point games. In Union’s 111-90 win over Missouri Baptist he produced 31 points, five rebounds, seven assists, and two steals while hitting 10-of-16 from the field, 5-of-10 from three-point range, and all six free throws. In the Bulldogs 92-85 win at NAIA No. 23 McKendree University he delivered a season-high 36 points, three rebounds, six assists, and had a steal while hitting 14-of-27 from the field and 8-of-19 from three-point range. His eight made threes was just two shy of the Union record for made three pointers in a game.

For the week, Neaville was also named the MVP of the McKendree Classic, where he averaged 33.5 points, four rebounds, 6.5 assists while hitting 24-of-43 (56%) from the field, 13-of-29 (45%) from three-point range, and all six three throws. Union is 3-1 on the season and is ranked No. 19 in the NAIA.

Up next for Union will be just their second and third home games of the year during the Union Thanksgiving Classic. Union plays William Carey University (Miss.) on Friday at 8:00 pm and then the second meeting in eight days with McKendree on Saturday at 8:00 pm.

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