Alabama Pro Athlete of the Week – Xavier McKinney (January 16)

Your Alabama Pro Athlete of the Week is Xavier McKinney. McKinney made a 4th down stop on Minnesota’s final possession to preserve a 31-24 playoff win for New York. McKinney finished with 8 tackles and a pass defended.

Others of note:

Saketh Myneni won the doubles championship at the ATP Challenger Bangkok Open for his 33rd career doubles title. As a result of the win, Myneni moved up to a career-best 74th in the world doubles rankings, and gained a wild card entry into the Australian Open.

Galin Smith led Kataja Basket to a Suomen Cup championship with a 24 point, 13 rebound performance in the 2-point overtime win in the finals.

Tony Mitchell had games of 35 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 34 points, 18 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 blocks in two wins for Al-Muharrad.

Jaden Shackelford broke an Oklahoma City losing streak with a career-best 34 points, which included 8 3-pointers.

Keon Ellis had a 22 point, 7 rebound, 5 assist game for Stockton, and also scored his first NBA points in a spot appearance with Sacramento.

J.D. Davison had a 16 point, 16 assist game for Maine, and followed it up with an 11 assist game.

Ar’mond Davis had 22 pionts, 9 rebounds, and 7 steals for Kipinä.

Mykal Riley had a 24 point, 6 rebound game for Besançon.

Jordan Bruner had a 15 point, 8 rebound game for Slavia Praha in an overtime win.

Collin Sexton had 18 points and was +17 in his return after a hamstring injury.

Alex Reese had 21 points and 15 rebounds for Amicale.

Ricky Tarrant had 24 points and 6 assists for Manisa.

Nick King averaged 17.5 points in what ended up being his final two games with the Windy City Bulls.

Trevor Lacey had 12 points and 5 assists after missing 10 weeks with a hand injury.

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