----NKU’s Steven Wright

INDIANAPOLIS - Northern Kentucky University's Steven Wright has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week for his performance during the John L. Griffin/Lions Club Classic this past weekend.

Wright, a graduate of Colonel White High School in Dayton, Ohio, averaged 18 points per game and shot 70 percent from the field as NKU defeated a pair of foes from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. He also connected on 57.1 of his 3-point attempts and averaged 4.0 rebounds per contest.

During NKU’s 73-59 win over Ferris State last Friday, Wright netted a game-high 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field. He was 1-for-2 from behind the arc and converted 4-of-5 free-throw attempts. The 6-foot-3 senior guard helped the Norse build a 44-29 halftime lead by scoring 13 points before the break.

Wright poured in 17 points in NKU’s 75-69 win over Wayne State on Saturday. He was 7-for-12 from the field and drained a trio of 3-point field goals. Wright also grabbed five rebounds in that victory, and he sealed the win with less than a minute remaining by finishing off a breakaway with a resounding dunk.

Wright was named the most outstanding player for NKU during the John L. Griffin/Lions Club Classic.

NKU (2-0) begins GLVC play at 8 p.m. Tuesday with a road game against Bellarmine in Louisville, Ky. The Knights (1-1) handed NKU an 84-64 loss last season in Knights Hall. The Norse have dropped their last two games against Bellarmine in Knights Hall.