FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ guard Jeremiah Jefferson is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Sunday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.The Dallas native averaged 26.5 points per game as the Colonels posted home wins over Northwestern State and Southeastern Louisiana to close out the regular-season. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Jeremiah Jefferson, Nicholls – Graduate Student – Guard – DallasHe started the week with a 25-point game against Northwestern State, hitting 7-of- 13 from the field in an 83-60 victory. In the 69-63 win over SLU, he poured in a game-high 28 and drained 6-of- 10 from behind the arc. Along with shooting 50 percent from the field for the week, Jefferson made 9-of-16 from three-point range and finished the season with 98 3-pointers, which broke the program’s record by one. He closed out the regular season fifth in the league in scoring, while ranking first in threes made and third in three-point percentage. Honorable Mention: Ian DuBose, Houston Baptist; Josh Nzeakor, Lamar.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
Ways to improve things for pedestrians was reviewed. A need to improve the comfort of those utilizing City sidewalks by adding boulevards, lighting, or trees was among the suggestions.“Looking at some of the busier roads we’d like to see more of a boulevard that actually separates the side walk from traffic,” said James Donnelly of Urban Systems. “That’s a comfort and safety thing, as well as it does provide for some space for some other amenities whether it be street lighting, utilities, or planting street trees that make walking more desirable and comfortable.”The addition of a three metre wide multi-use trail along 105 Avenue was an idea presented. The trail would be separated by a boulevard and there would be parking on each side along with a traffic lane for each direction of travel. A side walk would be on the opposite side, also with a boulevard. It was stated in the idea that the parking on each side would be of particular importance as it would prevent the street from being used by vehicles travelling at a high rate of speed, and ruining the experience for pedestrians.- Advertisement -Overall 15 potential projects were brought to Council. Other ideas discussed were widening 100 Street to four lanes from 110 Avenue to 119 Avenue, various intersection improvements, and a bike route on 85 Avenue.The Transportation Master Plan, along with the suggested projects and price tag can be viewed in the attachment provided.Below is a copy of the full presentation.Advertisement read more