Eastern Kentucky's Corey Walden has earned the StatSheet Ohio Valley Player of the Week for the week ending January 28th. And finally, Eastern Kentucky's Marcus Lewis has taken StatSheet's Ohio Valley 6th Man of the Week.
Walden topped the Ohio Valley in scoring (23.0 pts per game). He also had respectable numbers with 3.5 rebounds per game and 60% shooting. The Eastern Kentucky sophomore played well in a victory against Tennessee State and an unfortunate loss to Belmont.
Walden posted 22 points and 5 rebounds in 40 minutes in a 76-67 win against Tennessee State. In the next game he led all scoring with 24 points and added 2 assists in an 85-74 loss to Belmont.
This is the first time this season that Corey Walden has been named StatSheet Ohio Valley Player of the Week. However, he has been named a runner-up once. The runner-up this week is senior Mike DiNunno from Eastern Kentucky. Honorable mention goes to Jacksonville State senior Ronnie Boggs. Ed Daniel was the highest ranking player from Murray State, finishing 19th.
StatSheet Ohio Valley 6th Man of the Week: Eastern Kentucky's Marcus Lewis
Junior Marcus Lewis, a 6-4 guard, averaged 26 minutes over the two games for the Colonels. In the win over Tennessee State, Lewis put up 7 points and 2 rebounds. Then in the loss to Belmont, he racked up 11 points on 75% shooting.
This is Marcus Lewis's first StatSheet Ohio Valley 6th Man of the Week award this season. Malcolm Herron, a senior guard from Eastern Illinois, is runner up. Nick Niemczyk, a senior guard from Southeast Missouri State, receives honorable mention. Murray State has one StatSheet Ohio Valley Player of the Week win this season.
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- Scoring: Corey Walden, Eastern Kentucky: 23 PPG
- Rebounding: Ed Daniel, Murray State: 13.5 RPG
- Assists: Brian Williams, Jacksonville State: 6.5 APG
- Blocked Shots: Sherman Blanford, Eastern Illinois: 2.5 BPG
- Free Throws: Angelo Warner, Morehead State: 8.5 PPG
- Three Pointers: Jerome Jones, SIU Edwardsville: 3.5 TPG
- Steals: Ronnie Boggs, Jacksonville State: 3.5 SPG