Mount St. Mary's junior Sam Prescott was named the Lou Henson Award "Player of the Week" today.
The 6-foot-3 junior had a career-best 44 points in a win over first-place Bryant. Prescott was 16-for-24 from the field, including 10-for-14 from 3-point range, while adding six boards in the victory. He finished the week with 18 points and six rebounds in a win over Central Connecticut State.
The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the top Mid-Major player in Division I college basketball.
The award is named in honor of Lou Henson who retired after a spectacular coaching career that lasted 41 years. When he left the game in 2005 he was sixth all-time in career Division I wins with 779. He is the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State. He is one of only 12 coaches in the history of the game to take two schools to the Final Four.
Week 14 (Feb. 11) Mark Nwakamma (Hartford)
Week 13 (Feb. 4) R.J. Hunter (Georgia State)
Week 12 (Jan. 28) Travis Bader (Oakland)
Week 11 (Jan. 21) Corey Hawkins (UC Davis)
Week 10 (Jan. 14) Ryan Broekhoff (Valparaiso) Ian Clark (Belmont)
Week 9 (Jan. 7) Damen Bell-Holter (Oral Roberts)
Week 8 (Dec. 31) Frankie Dobbs (Bryant)
Week 7 (Dec. 24) Marc Trasolini (Santa Clara)
Week 6 (Dec. 17) Daniel Barnes (UIC) and Brandon Davies (BYU)
Week 5 (Dec. 10) Billy Baron (Canisius)
Week 4 (Dec. 3) Cleanthony Early (Wichita State)
Week 3 (Nov. 26) Dylan Royer (Cal Poly)
Week 2 (Nov. 19) Lamont Jones (Iona)
Week 1 (Nov. 12) Antoine Allen (South Alabama)