INDIANAPOLIS – Oakland’s Jalen Hayes has been named Horizon League Player of the Week after he posted back-to-back double-doubles, averaging 22.5 points and 12 rebounds, while converting a league-best 22-of-29 (75.9 percent) from the field. Corey Allen of Detroit Mercy averaged 21 points and has been named Horizon League Freshman of the Week after helping the Titans to a win against Green Bay.
Player of the Week | Jalen Hayes | Oakland | R-Jr. | Forward | Lansing, Mich.
Hayes recorded back-to-back double-doubles, his fifth during Horizon League play. The Lansing, Mich., native scored game-highs in both outings, tallying 23 and 22 points respectively. Hayes shot an impressive 76 percent from the floor, going 22-of-29 in the two games, to lead all league players in field goal percentage.
Sunday’s win over Milwaukee marked the 19th time in his last 20 league games Hayes reached double figures. He led the Golden Grizzlies in two games averaging 22.5 points and 12.0 rebounds.
This is Hayes’ first career player of the week honor and is the first for an Oakland player since Feb. 22, 2016, when Kay Felder earned his seventh weekly honor of the 2015-16 season – the most single-season player of the week honors in Horizon League history.
2016-17 Horizon League Players of the Week
Nov. 14 – Mark Alstork, Wright State
Nov. 21 – Mark Alstork, Wright State
Nov. 28 – Alec Peters, Valparaiso
Dec. 5 – Drew McDonald, Northern Kentucky | Alec Peters, Valparaiso
Dec. 12 – Lavone Holland II, Northern Kentucky
Dec. 19 – Alec Peters, Valparaiso
Dec. 26 – Tai Odiase, UIC
Jan. 2 – Charles Cooper, Green Bay
Jan. 9 – Drew McDonald, Northern Kentucky
Jan. 16 – Jaleel Hogan, Detroit
Jan. 23 – Alec Peters, Valparaiso
Jan. 30 – Jalen Hayes, Oakland
Freshman of the Week | Corey Allen | Detroit Mercy | Guard | Ypsilanti, Mich.
The highest scoring freshman in the league, Allen averaged 21.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals for the Titans netting 20 points in both games.
He started the week tallying a team-high 22 points against Milwaukee and tied his season high for the fifth time with five rebounds. He then finished with 20 points hitting 6-of-13 from the field and 4-of-7 from behind the arc in the win over Green Bay.
This is Allen’s third freshman of the week honor this season. He also earned the award Dec. 5 and Jan. 16.
2016-17 Horizon League Freshman of the Week
Nov. 14 – Carson Williams, Northern Kentucky
Nov. 21 – Marcus Ottey, UIC
Nov. 28 – Isaiah Brock, Oakland
Dec. 5 – Corey Allen, Detroit Mercy
Dec. 12 – Isaiah Brock, Oakland
Dec. 19 – Carson Williams, Northern Kentucky
Dec. 26 – Godwin Boahen, UIC
Jan. 2 – Braun Hartfield, Youngstown State
Jan. 9 – Mason Faulkner, Northern Kentucky
Jan. 16 – Corey Allen, Detroit Mercy
Jan. 23 – Bryce Nze, Milwaukee
Jan. 30 – Corey Allen, Detroit Mercy