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Moreno Earns OVC Freshman of Week Honors

Michael Moreno - photo by EKU Athletics
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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – February 10, 2020

Eastern Kentucky University’s Michael Moreno has been voted the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week for men’s basketball, the league announced on Monday.

Moreno nearly averaged a double-double for EKU last week, scoring 17.5 points-per-game and grabbing 9.0 rebounds-per-game.

The Georgetown, Kentucky native scored a career-high 17 points and pulled down seven boards in a 91-84 win at Eastern Illinois on Thursday night. He was perfect from the field, notably going 4-of-4 from three-point range.

On Saturday at SIUE, Moreno posted a double-double, scoring a new career high of 18 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

The 6-7 forward shot 69 percent from the field, 56 percent from three-point range and 80 percent from the stripe for the week.

Moreno is now averaging 8.4 points and 6.0 rebounds-per-game for the Colonels.

He leads all OVC freshmen in rebounding during league play (7.1 per-game).

It is the first time this season Moreno has been tabbed OVC Freshman of the Week.

The Colonels (12-13, 9-3 OVC) travel to play rival Morehead State on Thursday night at 7 p.m.

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