Albany, NY—The Sage Colleges' men's basketball team member, senior forward Chris Kidd (Troy, NY/Beacon) was named the Empire 8 Men's Basketball Player of the Week on January 7 or his efforts last week as the Gators faced both Utica College and Elmira College.
Player – Chris Kidd, Sage (Senior, Troy, NY/Beacon)
Kidd exploded for a career-high 30 points and 13 rebounds in Sage's win over Utica. In the game on Friday, Kidd's 30 points is tied for the eighth most points in a Sage game and also surpassed his Sage rebounding high with 13 boards. He hit 12-of-18 shots from the floor and added three steals with two assists. Kidd backed that effort up with a career-best 14 rebounds with 19 points in a tough loss to Elmira. For the week, he averaged 24.5 points per game with 13.5 rebounds per game and shot an impressive 55.9% from the field over the two games.
On the 2018-2019 year, Sage is 5-7 with a 1-2 mark in the Empire 8. The Gators are back in action on January 11 travelling to St. John Fisher College for a 7:30 Empire 8 contest.
On the season, Kidd has played in all 12 games with 11 starts and is the team's leading scorer and rebounders. He owns a 13.2 ppg average to go with his 8.3 rpg average. He is shooting 47.2% from the floor and has 12 steals with six blocks and 14 assists.