Central Connecticut sophomore forward Ken Horton was named the
Choice Hotels Northeast Conference men's basketball player of the
week, it was announced on Monday by the conference office. Horton
and the Blue Devils won a pair of home games last week to move to
2-3 overall this season. They play on the road at Delaware on
Wednesday and then host Mount St. Mary's at 2 p.m. on Saturday in
their first NEC game of the year.
Horton continues to impress in his second season with the Blue Devils, putting together another spectacular week as the Blue Devils won two straight home games. Horton posted his second double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds in a 25-point win over Binghamton on Tuesday, while matching his career-high with seven blocks in 37 minutes of action.
Horton followed that up with 20 points, on 7-9 shooting, and seven rebounds in an 82-78 victory over Lafayette. He added four blocks in the game and hit 5-5 from the free-throw line, including 4-4 in the final 2:38 of regulation.
For the week, Horton was 16-27 from the field (59%) and 7-7 from the line while averaging 20.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.5 blocks as CCSU went 2-0.
Horton became the first player in the Division I era for the Blue Devils to start a season scoring 18 or more points in the first five games. He has scored 20 or more points in four of the team's five games. He currently leads the NEC in scoring (22.4 ppg) and blocks (3.0 bpg) and is fourth in field goal percentage (58.9%) and is eighth in rebounding (7.2 rpg).
January 31, 2009 Men's Hoop Falls on the Road at Sacred Heart on Saturday Afternoon
January 22, 2009 Blue Devils Fall Short at Mount St. Mary's on Thursday Night, 64-62
December 19, 2008 Saturday's Men's Basketball Game Will Be Played as Scheduled
December 10, 2008 Blue Devils Fall on the Road at UMBC on Wednesday Night
November 17, 2008 Last Second Shot Beats Men's Basketball in Home Opener on Monday Night
November 14, 2008 Horton Scores 21 Points in Season-Opening Loss at Boston College
November 5, 2008 Men's Hoop Picked in Tie for Fourth in Preseason NEC Coaches Poll
July 17, 2008 Men's Basketball Releases 2008-09 Schedule