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Green Jr. Wins Third OVC Freshman of Week Award

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn.  – January 25, 2021

Eastern Kentucky University guard Wendell Green Jr. has been voted the Ohio Valley Conference Co-Freshman of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

It is the third time this season he has earned OVC Freshman of the Week honors.

Green Jr. exploded for a game-high 25 points in EKU’s 113-73 win over UT Martin on Thursday night. He added four assists, two steals and two rebounds.

The Detroit native shot 62 percent (10-of-16) from the field and 67 percent (4-of-6) from deep in the victory. His performance helped the Colonels tie the OVC single-game record with 20 three-pointers.

Green Jr. now leads all OVC freshmen in scoring (16.4 points-per-game) and assists (5.3 assists-per-game) during league play. He has helped guide Eastern (13-2, 7-1 OVC) to its best start since 1946-47.

He shares this week’s award with Tennessee State guard Marcus Fitzgerald Jr.

Green Jr. and the Colonels go on the road to face Tennessee Tech and Jacksonville State this week.

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