Friday, November 21, 2014

Bellarmine's Jake Thelan Named GLVC Player of the Week

Bellarmine University's Jake Thelan was named Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week on Monday.

Thelan averaged 18 points, 14.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in two games last week.

Here is a release from the GLVC:

INDIANAPOLIS – Bellarmine University senior forward Jake Thelen has garnered the first Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week honors for the 2014-15 men's basketball season, it was announced by the league office Monday.

Picked as a Preseason All-American by Basketball Times, Thelen supported that distinction in his first two games of the season by posting a pair of double-doubles in victories against quality, in-region opponents. For the week he averaged 18 points a game while raking in 14.5 rebounds and dishing 4.0 assists per contest.

Playing in the competitive GLIAC/GLVC Challenge on the road in Saginaw, Michigan, Thelen got his season off to a solid start with a 16-point, 11-rebound performance on 8-of-10 (.800) shooting in an 84-67 win over Northwood University on Friday. The next night in a true road game at Saginaw Valley State, he surpassed the solid numbers from his first game with 20 points and tied a career-high with 18 rebounds in an 81-71 victory. He also performed in other phases of the game with a pair of blocked shots and eight total assists. His assist-to-turnover ratio was an impressive 4 to 1.

This is the Edgewood, Kentucky, native's first career weekly selection and it is the first for a Knight since Vance Hall was honored on Feb. 24, 2014.

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