- Northern Kentucky University's Steven Wright has been named the
Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week, the league office
Wright, a graduate
of Colonel White High School in Dayton, Ohio, averaged 23.0 points,
8.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists as the Norse swept GLVC games against
Lewis and Wisconsin-Parkside. He poured in 23 points, grabbed nine
rebounds and dished out seven assists in an 82-66 win over Lewis
last Thursday night.
scored 15 of his 23 points in the second half as NKU rallied from
a 13-point deficit to defeat Wisconsin-Parkside, 70-66, on Saturday.
In that win, Wright scored five straight points late in the contest
to tie the score, and he later hit a jumper to give NKU the lead.
rallied to tie the score, but Billy Finnell drained a 3-pointer
to give NKU the lead it never relinquished.
This is the
second time Wright has earned the GLVC weekly honor this season.
The 6-foot-3 senior guard leads NKU in scoring (17.0 ppg), rebounding
(5.5 rpg), steals (36) and minutes played (31.1 mpg).
has helped NKU forge a 17-6 overall record, and the Norse are in
sole possession of first place in the GLVC East Division with a
10-5 mark. NKU will play host to Bellarmine at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday
and close out the home schedule at 7:45 p.m. Thursday against Kentucky