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December 01, 2008

Gray named GLVC Player of the Week


EVANSVILLE, Ind. University of Southern Indiana junior guard Marvin Gray (Freeport, Bahamas) is the GLVC Men's Basketball Player of the Week. Gray led the Screaming Eagles to three victories last week and led the Bill Joergens Memorial Tournament in scoring.

Gray started off the week by scoring 13 points in USI's 83-39 win over Missouri Baptist University, going four-of-four from the field with four assists and four steals. He followed with another season-high of 14 points in the 87-64 tournament-opening win over King College. Gray also had eight assists and two steals in the victory over King.

The junior guard saved his best for last in the Eagles' 89-88 upset win over third-ranked Florida Southern College. He led the Eagles with 26 points, his third consecutive season-high. Gray, who had 18 points in the first half, also sank two free throws to give the Eagles a vital four-point lead with three seconds to play.

Gray was a blistering 11-of-13 from the field, 2-of-3 beyond the arc, and 2-of-3 from the line in the win over Florida Southern.

In the three games last week, Gray averaged 17.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 2.3 steals per game. He was a red-hot 69 percent from the field (20-29), 66.7 percent from beyond the three-point arc (4-6), and 69.2 percent from the charity stripe (9-13).

For the season, Gray is averaging 11.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and two steals a contest.

The Eagles (7-2) head north to open GLVC action this week, traveling to Lewis University on Thursday and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside on Saturday.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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