VIDEO: Three Jerseys, One Gutsy Effort for Sykes

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Release: January 31, 2012
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Sykes scored in three different jerseys Saturday.

By: Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Due to a collision and a cut in his head which left not one but two uniforms bloodied, freshman Keifer Sykes (Chicago, Ill.) sported three different jerseys on Saturday night in Green Bay's 80-68 win over Butler.

To watch a video of the freshman's performance, click here.

Sykes not only scored in all three jerseys he wore, he also handed out at least one assist in each of them. In #24, Sykes had four points and four assists. In #1, he totaled four points and an assist. And, while wearing #11 in crunch time over the final 12 minutes while helping the Phoenix turn a three-point lead into a 12-point win, Sykes had six points and two assists. All told, Sykes had 14 points and seven assists while playing 29 minutes.

The performance, minus the wardrobe changes, was nothing new of late for Sykes, who has averaged 13.7 points and 4.1 assists and scored in double figures seven times in eight games since turning 18 on Dec. 30. That includes a season-high 20 point effort against Milwaukee, who Green Bay hosts this Saturday at 1 p.m.

Despite his youth, Sykes has also handled the ball extremely well while running the Phoenix offense. Among the 10 Horizon League starting point guards, only Youngstown State's Kendrick Perry has committed fewer turnovers than Sykes. He leads all freshmen in points, assists and assist-to-turnover ratio.

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Sunday , December 21
Men's Basketball 
at UALR
1:00 PM
Las Vegas, Nev.
 
Monday , December 22
Men's Basketball 
at Bradley/UC Irvine
TBA
Las Vegas, Nev.
 
Saturday , December 27
Men's Basketball 
vs. Georgia State (Cellcom Winter Hat Giveaway)
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Tickets  
Wednesday, December 31
Men's Basketball 
vs. Chicago State (Wells Fargo New Year's Eve Party)
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Tickets  
Monday , January 05
Men's Basketball 
vs. Wright State (Fox Communities Credit Union Sunglasses Giveaway)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Tickets  
Friday , January 09
Men's Basketball 
at Milwaukee
8:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
ESPNU  
Sunday , January 11
Men's Basketball 
vs. Youngstown State (Festival Foods Family Game)
TBA
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Tickets  
Thursday , January 15
Men's Basketball 
at Oakland
TBA
Rochester, Mich.
 
Saturday , January 17
Men's Basketball 
at Detroit
12:00 PM
Detroit, Mich.
 
Tuesday , January 20
Men's Basketball 
vs. UIC (Prevea Blackout Youth Jersey Giveaway)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Tickets  
Friday , January 23
Men's Basketball 
vs. Valparaiso (Bud Light Night)
8:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
ESPNU or ESPN3  | Tickets  
Saturday , January 31
Men's Basketball 
at Cleveland State
1:00 PM
Cleveland, Ohio
 
Monday , February 02
Men's Basketball 
at Wright State
6:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
 
Thursday , February 05
Men's Basketball 
vs. Milwaukee (Prevea Student-Athlete Achievement Night)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Tickets  
Wednesday, February 11
Men's Basketball 
at Youngstown State
6:45 PM
Youngstown, Ohio
 
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