January 10, 2012

ORU's Morrison Name Lou Henson Award National Player of the Week

With 20 points in three Summit League contests, including 38 points and seven rebounds against South Dakota State in a game that put ORU in sole possession of first place in the league, senior Dominique Morrison has been named the Lou Henson Award National Player of the Week. 

The 6-foot-6 senior averaged 27 points per game in leading ORU to three conference wins. Morrison began the week scoring 20 points on 6-for-8 from 3-point range in a win over Oakland. Two nights later he had 24 points and 5 rebounds. On Saturday he scored a career-high 38 points, connecting on 5-of-8 3-point attempts, in a win over South Dakota State.

For the week Morrison shot 60% (24-for-40) from the field, 71% (15-for-21) from 3-point range and 100% (19-for-19) from the free throw line.

The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the top Mid-Major player in Division I college basketball. The award is named in honor of Lou Henson who retired after a spectacular coaching career that lasted 41 years. When he left the game in 2005 he was sixth all-time in career Division I wins with 779. He is the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State. He is one of only 12 coaches in the history of the game to take two schools to the Final Four.

Click here to view the Lou Henson Award Player of the Week release.

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