Murray State's Ed Daniel has been selected as the StatSheet Ohio Valley Player of the Week for the week ending February 11th. StatSheet's Ohio Valley Freshman of the Week is Chris Horton from Austin Peay. Also, SIU Edwardsville's Ray Lester is the StatSheet Ohio Valley 6th Man of the Week.
Daniel led the Ohio Valley in rebounding (10.0 per game). He also tallied 50% shooting, 11.5 points per game, and 3.5 blocked shots per game. The Murray State senior played well in victories against Belmont and Tennessee State.
Daniel topped all rebounding for the Racers with 10 while also adding 4 assists in a close 79-74 win against Belmont. He followed that up by leading the team in scoring and rebounding with 18 points and 10 rebounds in a huge 69-48 win over Tennessee State.
This is the first time this season that Ed Daniel has been named StatSheet Ohio Valley Player of the Week. However, he has received multiple honorable mentions. The runner-up this week is junior Travis Betran from Austin Peay. Honorable mention goes to Tennessee State junior Patrick Miller. The highest ranking player from Belmont was J.J. Mann who finished ninth.
StatSheet Ohio Valley Freshman of the Week: Austin Peay's Chris Horton
Chris Horton was on the floor an average of 26 minutes starting both games for Austin Peay. He bested all Ohio Valley freshmen in scoring (7.0 pts per game), rebounding (8.0 per game), and blocked shots (2.0 per game). In an 88-82 loss to Tennessee State, Horton registered 7 points and 6 rebounds. Then in a 78-65 loss to Belmont, he led all rebounding with 10 added 4 blocked shots.
Chris Horton has won the StatSheet Ohio Valley Freshman of the Week an astounding 3 times. Anthony Morse from Tennessee Tech gets runner-up. Honorable mention goes to Lanerryl Johnson from Tennessee Tech.
StatSheet Ohio Valley 6th Man of the Week: SIU Edwardsville's Ray Lester
Ray Lester, a 6-6 Junior forward, averaged 20 minutes over two games for the Cougars. In a 76-67 loss to Southeast Missouri State, Lester put up 2 points and 4 rebounds. During a 77-68 loss to Tennessee-Martin, he racked up 8 points and 5 rebounds.
This is the first time this season that Ray Lester has won the StatSheet Ohio Valley 6th Man of the Week. Jeff Johnson, a junior forward from Eastern Kentucky, is runner up. Timmy Knipp, a sophomore guard from Eastern Kentucky, receives honorable mention. Belmont players have been named StatSheet Ohio Valley Player of the Week 4 times this season.
Tags: J.J. Mann
- Scoring: Travis Betran, Austin Peay: 25 PPG
- Rebounding: Ed Daniel, Murray State: 10 RPG
- Assists: Lucas Nutt, Southeast Missouri State: 8 APG
- Blocked Shots: Nino Johnson, Southeast Missouri State: 5 BPG
- Free Throws: Jud Dillard, Tennessee Tech: 14 PPG
- Three Pointers: Marland Smith, Southeast Missouri State: 6 TPG
- Steals: Eric Stutz, Eastern Kentucky: 4 SPG