The Ohio Valley Conference selection for top players of the week.
Jud Dillard, G • Sr., 6-5, 200 • Atlanta, Ga. • Tennessee Tech
Dillard averaged 29.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists/game last week as Tennessee Tech beat Coastal Carolina at home and went on the road to top East Tennessee State. Dillard had a double-double in each game, going for 34 points and grabbing 12 rebounds against Coastal Carolina and adding 25 points, 10 boards and six assists against ETSU. Dillard hit 61.5 percent (24-of-39) from the field, 55.6 percent (5-of-9) from 3-point range and 66.7 percent (6-of-9) from the free throw line for the week. Dillard currently ranks second nationally in scoring (28.0 points/game) as the Golden Eagles are off to a perfect 3-0 start.
Others Nominated: Ian Clark, Belmont; Josh Piper, Eastern Illinois; Mike DiNunno, Eastern Kentucky; Ronnie Boggs, Jacksonville State; Milton Chavis, Morehead State; Isaiah Canaan, Murray State; Tyler Stone, Southeast Missouri; Jerome Jones, SIUE; Robert Covington, Tennessee State; Myles Taylor, UT Martin.
Glenn Cosey, G • Jr., 6-0, 182 • Flint, Mich. • Eastern Kentucky
Cosey, the transfer from Columbus State Community College, averaged 18.3 points, 3.0 assists, 2.7 steals and 2.0 rebounds/game in leading Eastern Kentucky to a 3-0 record and the championship of the Comfort Suites Invitational. Cosey earned MVP honors in helping the Colonels to wins over Kennesaw State, Towson and Radford in three days. Cosey hit 17-of-35 (48.6%) from the field, 6-of-17 (35.3%) from 3-point range and 15-of-19 (78.9%) from the free throw line during the week. The junior scored 21 points, had four assists and four steals in the win over Kennesaw State, added 14 points, four assists and three steals in the overtime victory over Towson and finished the week with 20 points in the come-from-behind win over Radford. Cosey currently ranks third in the OVC in scoring (18.8 points/game) and fourth in 3-pointers made/game (3.0). His play has EKU off to a 4-0 start, the best for the program since the 2004-05 season.
Others Nominated: Sherman Blanford, Eastern Illinois; Chad Posthumus, Morehead State; Dexter Fields, Murray State; Bobby Jones, UT Martin.
Chris Horton, C • Fr., 6-8, 195 • Decatur, Ga. • Austin Peay
Horton averaged 7.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 steals/game in a pair of Austin Peay road games last week. The freshman recorded his first double-double of the season at Western Kentucky, scoring 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting and grabbing 10 rebounds. He also blocked two Hilltopper shots in the game. Against DePaul Horton had two points, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks.
Others Nominated: Craig Bradshaw, Belmont; Chris Deanes, Jacksonville State; Dee Oldham, UT Martin.