WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Wilmington College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named men's basketball junior Abdul Kanu as its Player of the Week for his performance from Feb. 3-9. He was also named the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC)'s Men's Basketball Player of the Week.
Kanu averaged 20.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game while shooting 53.1 percent from the field in leading the Fightin' Quakers to an undefeated week. Just prior to leaving for Otterbein University on Wednesday, Kanu learned of a significant loss to his immediate family. The DeSales High School alumnus elected to travel to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, and he poured in 17 points in an 85-80 win over the Cardinals. Three days later, Kanu scored a career-high 24 points in Wilmington's 85-70, near wire-to-wire victory over Baldwin Wallace University.
"It was a great week for Abdul [Kanu] on the court and a difficult week for him personally," Head Men's Basketball Coach K.C. Hunt said. "To compete at the level he did under the circumstances was remarkable. His teammates did a great job getting him the ball in positions where he could have the most success."
Wilmington (9-12, 7-7 OAC) hosts Muskingum University on Wednesday evening.