FRISCO, Texas – Lamar forward Christian Barrett is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.He recorded two-straight double-doubles as the Cardinals (11-11, 4-5 SLC) picked up a pair of road victories over Nicholls and McNeese to vault them into consideration for a conference tournament berth halfway through their league slate. Barrett shot nearly 69 percent from the field (13-for-19) and missed just one free throw, shooting 8-for-9 (.889).Barrett and the Cardinals look to continue their momentum as they host Abilene Christian at 7 p.m. Wednesday before returning to the road against Stephen F. Austin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Christian Barrett, Lamar – Jr. – Forward – Houston, TexasBarrett scored 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting and pulled down 12 rebounds in a 90-69 drubbing of Nicholls, the Colonels’ first home loss of the season. He converted on all five attempts from the free-throw line and tied his season high with six offensive boards.The Houston native followed up with another 17-point performance against archrival McNeese, leading Lamar to an 84-75 triumph over the Cowboys. Playing just 21 minutes before he fouled out, Barrett grabbed 10 rebounds to post his fourth double-double of the season.Honorable Mention: Kevon Harris, Stephen F. Austin; Ishmael Lane, Northwestern State; Kai Mitchell, Sam Houston State.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.
The actor described his love for his wife on David Letterman’s Netflix show.George Clooney is about to get your heart all aflutter right before Valentine’s Day.In a new clip for the actor’s upcoming appearance on Netflix’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman,” Clooney describes how important his wife, Amal, is to him.In the clip, David Letterman shares with Clooney how becoming a father made him shift his focus from himself to his child.Clooney responded by saying:“Before I had the twins, I felt that about [Amal].”He continued:“I met someone who I would absolutely trade my life for. I met someone that her life meant more to me than my life. I’ve never had that experience before.”via GIPHYClooney met the international human rights lawyer when a mutual friend brought her over to the Oscar winner’s Lake Como home in 2013.“I thought she was beautiful, and I thought she was funny and obviously smart,” Clooney, 56, told The Hollywood Reporter, joking that Amal, 40, “probably thought I was old.”They married the next year. In June, the couple welcomed twins, Ella and Alexander.VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 02: George Clooney and Amal Clooney walk the red carpet ahead of the ‘Suburbicon’ screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 2, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)Clooney told The Hollywood Reporter that having kids had “never been part of my DNA.” In fact, he said they never discussed having children while dating.“We didn’t plan on it. We never talked about it until after we were married, which is funny. There was an assumption that we didn’t want them,” he said. “And then, after the wedding, Amal and I were talking and we just felt we’d gotten very lucky, both of us, and we should share whatever good luck we’ve got. It would seem self-centered to just have that belong to us.”Source