AWARD: Obukwelu named ASC East Player of the Week

Monday, January 15, 2018

Emeka Obukwelu earned his third American Southwest Conference Player of the Week honors after he continued his sophomore-season dominance last week by averaging 27.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in a pair of ASC wins over Louisiana College and Belhaven at home. Obukwelu is third in the nation with a 75.1 shooting percentage and finished last week shooting 73.5 percent from the field, including going 13-for-15 from the field against the Blazers where he finished with 30 points and eight rebounds. He started the week by getting his seventh double-double of the season with 25 points and 13 rebounds in the overtime win over the Wildcats. He also had a career-high four blocks against Belhaven to solidify his strong play last week.

UT Tyler will return to action at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday with a road game against UT Dallas in Richardson in their only game of the week.