The Ohio Valley Conference’s Selections for top player, newcomer, and freshman from the past week.
Anthony Campbell, F • Sr., 6-7, 215 • Edwardsville, Ill. • Austin Peay
In leading Austin Peay to its first back-to-back victories and first road wins of the season, Campbell averaged 22.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals/game while hitting 53.8 percent (14-of-26) from the field, 52.9 percent (9-of-17) from 3-point range and 80 percent (8-of-10) from the free throw line. The fifth-year senior hit 5-of-7 3-pointers on his way to 24 points at Eastern Illinois while also pulling down four rebounds, dishing out three assists and netting a steal. In the return to his hometown of Edwardsville, Campbell hit 4-of-10 3-pointers and scored 21 points in a victory over SIUE; the senior added seven rebounds, an assist and a steal in the win. Campbell currently ranks ninth in the OVC in 3-pointers made/game (2.2) and 11th in scoring (14.7 points/game).
Others Nominated: Kerron Johnson, Belmont; Morris Woods, Eastern Illinois; Mike DiNunno, Eastern Kentucky; Tarvin Gaines, Jacksonville State; Stacy Wilson, Murray State; Marland Smith, Southeast Missouri; Robert Covington, Tennessee State; Terence Smith, UT Martin.
Glenn Cosey, G • Jr., 6-0, 182 • Flint, Mich. • Eastern Kentucky
Cosey, the transfer from Columbus State Community College, averaged 19.0 points, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals/game while hitting 46.2 percent (12-of-26) from the field and 81.8 percent (9-of-11) from the free throw line in a pair of Eastern Kentucky wins last week. Cosey had 17 points, two assists, a steal and a rebound in the team’s victory over Tennessee Tech on Thursday and followed that with a game-high 21 points on 4-of-7 3-point shooting against Jacksonville State. In that contest Cosey added two assists and two steals. It marks the sixth time this season Cosey has been named OVC Newcomer of the Week and the ninth time in 2012-13 a player from EKU has won the honor. Cosey currently ranks eighth in the league in scoring (15.6 points/game)
Others Nominated: Sherman Blanford, Eastern Illinois; Glenn Cosey, Eastern Kentucky; Rico Sanders, Jacksonville State; Chad Posthumus, Morehead State, Tim Johnson, SIUE; Jeremiah Samarrippas, Tennessee Tech.
Chris Horton, C • Fr., 6-8, 195 • Decatur, Ga. • Austin Peay
Horton became Austin Peay’s single-season blocks leader last week while averaging 13.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.5 blocks/game and hit 80 percent (12-of-15) from the field in a pair of Govs road victories. Horton had 14 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks and two steals to start the week at Eastern Illinois, hitting 6-of-6 (66.7%) shots from the field. Two days later he was perfect from the field (6-of-6) on his way to 13 points, 10 rebounds, seven blocks, one steal and one assist. With his seven-block performance on Saturday Horton passed Josh Lewis’ record of 83 blocks set in the 2003-04 season. Horton leads the OVC and ranks seventh nationally in blocks/game (3.15). Horton has now been named OVC Freshman of the Week eight times this season, the second-most in OVC history (behind only 11 awards from EKU’s Matt Witt in the 2002-03 season).
Others Nominated: Alex Austin, Eastern Illinois; Jeffery Moss, Murray State; BJ McLaughlin, UT Martin.