Horton Named Player of the Week

Steve McLaughlin photo
Steve McLaughlin photo

Senior forward Ken Horton was named the Choice Hotels Northeast Conference Player of the Week on Monday.  Horton, the 2010-11 NEC Player of the Year, earns weekly honors for the fifth time in his career.  He earned the award three times last season and once as a sophomore.


Horton was nothing less than spectacular this past week averaging 31 points in a pair of wins to open league play and earn this week's Choice Hotels/NEC Player of the Week award. It marks the second straight week a CCSU player has earned the honor, and the fourth straight week a Blue Devil has been recognized with an individual award.

In Thursday's game at Bryant, an NEC-TV broadcast, Horton gave the MSG-viewing audience a show, dropping a season-high 32 points and grabbing nine rebounds, eight of which came on the defensive end. He was 13 of 19 from the field, including 6 of 10 from beyond the arc, while playing 35 minutes of an 83-51 CCSU victory.

He then followed that performance with another 30-point outing, scoring exactly that while recording his first double-double of the season with 10 boards in an 82-80 overtime thriller against Sacred Heart. The 6-6 forward knocked down 11 of his 21 field goals attempted, and earned six of his 10 rebounds while playing defense.

Horton is the first NEC player to score 30+ points in back-to-back games since Quinnipiac's Rob Monroe posted consecutive 32-point outings against Cornell and Robert Morris in December, 2004.  He is the first to pull off the 30-point double in league play since Saint Francis (PA)'s Darshan Luckey tallied 30 against Sacred Heart and 38 versus Wagner in February, 2003.

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