Crook named Sun Belt Player of Week

WKU point guard Jamal Crook looks to pass the ball while driving through Kentucky Wesleyan center Dominique Dawson, guard Luke Shelley, and guard Lucas Baker during the game on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Diddle Arena. WKU won the game with a final score of 83-71.

Herald Staff

Jamal Crook’s senior season is off to a strong start.

WKU’s point guard was named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week Tuesday after averaging 21 points in two wins last week.

It’s the first time Crook has won the award, and he becomes the first Topper to do so since Sergio Kerusch was given the same honor Jan. 31, 2011.

The Louisville native scored 16 points and dished nine assists last Tuesday in a win over Austin Peay in Diddle Arena. Crook followed up that performance by scoring a career-high 26 points and hitting 14-of-15 free throws Saturday in a home win over Western Carolina.

The senior has led WKU in scoring in each of the team’s first three games.

The Toppers (2-1) play Iowa at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Mexico at the Cancun Challenge. The game can be seen on the CBS Sports Network.