Big Sky Player of the Week

Aiken earns Big Sky men’s hoops Player of the Week

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FARMINGTON, Utah (February 15, 2021) – Eastern Washington junior Kim Aiken Jr. was named the Big Sky Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the first time after averaging a double-double last week in two road victories over Montana State.

In the two games combined, Aiken Jr. averaged 16 points and 10.5 rebounds shooting 47.4 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from three-point range, and 100 percent from the free throw line.

Eastern Washington broke a school record on Thursday shooting 96.4 percent from the free throw line as a team. Aiken Jr. scored 20 points and was 8-of-8 from the free throw line to help the Eagles break the record. He also had eight rebounds and three assists in the 93-77 victory.

He recorded his second double-double of the season and 18th of his career in Saturday’s 85-69 win with 12 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, and one steal.

With the conference sweep over Montana State, the Eagles have now won seven games straight and sit atop the Big Sky standings with a 9-2 record in conference play.

Other Nominees: Dre Marin, Southern Utah; Khalid Thomas, Portland State; Isiah Brown, Weber State; Ethan Esposito, Sacramento State; Tarik Cool, Idaho State; Kyle Owens, Montana

Previous #BigSkyMBB Players of the Week
Feb. 8 – Seikou Sisoho Jawara, Weber State
Feb. 1 – Tanner Groves, Eastern Washington
Jan. 25 – Ethan Esposito, Sacramento State
Jan. 18 – Jubrile Belo, Montana State
Jan. 11 – Xavier Bishop, Montana State
Jan. 4 – Cameron Shelton, Northern Arizona
Dec. 28 – Brayden Parker, Idaho State
Dec. 21 – Tanner Groves, Eastern Washington
Dec. 14 – Tevian Jones, Southern Utah
Dec. 7 – Maizen Fausett, Southern Utah
Nov. 30 – Xavier Bishop, Montana State

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