BRENTWOOD, Tenn. --- On the heels of back-to-back 20-plus point scoring efforts, Tennessee State men's basketball redshirt junior forward Christian Mekowulu earned adidas Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week, it was announced on Monday by the league office.
Mekowulu was a dominating force in TSU's wins over SIUE and Eastern Illinois at the Gentry Center last week. In the 85-57 victory over SIUE on Jan. 25, the 6-9 forward posted 25 points and nine rebounds.
The native of Lagos, Nigeria followed up two days later versus Eastern Illinois with a career-high 27 points to go with 10 rebounds for his seventh career double-double. Mekowulu had a key layup and defensive rebound late in the game to help the Tigers secure a 50-47 win over the Panthers.
Mekowulu has scored 20 or more points in a game five times this season.
For Mekowulu, it is his second OVC Player of the Week award this season having also taken home the honor on Dec. 4.