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Feb. 20, 2017

BOSTON (MA) -- Oakland's Martez Walker earns Lou Henson award national player of the week honors.

The 6-foot-6 junior helped the Golden Grizzlies to a pair of wins last week. On Friday night Walker had a game-high 23 points, as Oakland beat Valparaiso for the second time this season. On Sunday he led all scorers with 21 points against UIC/

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.


Week 15 (Feb. 20) Martez Walker (Oakland)
Week 14 (Feb. 13) Garrison Mathews (Lipscomb)
Week 13 (Feb. 6) Jacob Wiley (Eastern Washington)
Week 12 (Jan. 30) Devin Sibley (Furman)
Week 11 (Jan. 23) Marcus Keene (Central Michigan)
Week 10 (Jan. 16) Quincy McKnight (Sacred Heart)
Week 9 (Jan. 9) Curtis Cobb (Fairfield)
Week 8 (Jan. 2) Jeremy Senglin (Weber State)
Week 7 (Dec. 26) Jared Brownridge (Santa Clara)
Week 6 (Dec. 19) Justin Robinson (Monmouth)
Week 5 (Dec. 12) Erick Neal (UT Arlington)
Week 4 (Dec. 5) Kevin Hervey (UT Arlington)
Week 3 (Nov. 28) Bryson Scott (Fort Wayne)
Week 2 (Nov. 21) Eric Mika (BYU)
Week 1 (Nov. 14) Mike Aaman (Wagner)



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