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Feb. 23, 2015

BOSTON (MA) -- Northwestern State's Jalen West earns Lou Henson award national player of the week honors.

The 5-foot-10 junior helped the Demons to a pair of wins last week. On Saturday night West matched his career-high with 36 points, including a three-pointer at the buzzer, to help NSU overcome a 21-point second half deficit at New Orleans. He also had four rebounds and four assists. Earlier in the week West posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 assists against Central Arkansas. He also had four rebounds and five steals.

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. 23) Jalen West (Northwestern State)
Week 14 (Feb. 16) Tevonn Walker (Valparaiso)
Week 13 (Feb. 9) Jalen Cannon (St. Francis Brooklyn)
Week 12 (Feb. 2) Ty Greene (USC Upstate) and Seth Tuttle (Northern Iowa)
Week 11 (Jan. 26) Saah Nimley
Week 10 (Jan. 19) Kendall Gray (Delaware State)
Week 9 (Jan. 12) Keifer Sykes (Green Bay)
Week 8 (Jan. 5) Shannon Evans (Buffalo)
Week 7 (Dec. 29) Mike Myers (Maryland Eastern Shore)
Week 6 (Dec. 22) Chris Thomas (Texas Southern)
Week 5 (Dec. 15) Cameron Payne (Murray State)
Week 4 (Dec. 8) Damon Lynn (NJIT)
Week 3 (Dec. 1) Craig Bradshaw (Belmont)
Week 2 (Nov. 24) A.J. English (Iona)
Week 1 (Nov. 17) Kyle Wilson (Army)

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