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Stark is Henson Player of the Week

Editor: The following is part of a press release from

(Boston, MA) — Murray State’s Jonathan Stark earns the Lou Henson award national player of the week honors.

The 6-foot senior helped the Racers pick up a pair of wins, which moved them into a first-place tie in the Ohio Valley Conference. On Thursday Stark points, against Austin Peay, on 12-of-18 shooting. He followed that performance with 28 points, on Saturday, at SIU-Edwardsville. He was 14-of-16 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.

Editor: Stark becomes the only Ohio Valley or Missouri Valley Conference player to win the Henson weekly award this season.

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