Ibarra Picks Up Southland Player of the Week Award

first_imgMen’s Basketball Player of the Week – Josh Ibarra, Houston Baptist – Sr. – Center – Angleton, Texas Ibarra averaged 19 points, 13.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists in a perfect 2-0 week for the Huskies (3-5), including a 19-point home victory over Texas State on Saturday. HBU now hits the road with contests at Saint Peter’s on Wednesday and UTSA on Sunday. Honorable Mention: Zjori Bosha, Lamar; TJ Holyfield, Stephen F. Austin; Stephen Ugochukwu, McNeese; Joe Kilgore, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Senior Josh Ibarra posted two double-doubles this past week to up his total to four on the year. In Saturday’s 71-52 victory over Texas State, Ibarra posted a career-high 17 rebounds and six assists alongside his 14 points. He made all four of his free throw attempts while shooting 50 percent from the floor. The performance came after scoring 24 points paired with 10 boards in Tuesday’s 96-66 win over Dallas Christian; the Angleton, Texas, native went 11-for-14 in the game. He is currently fourth in the nation for offensive rebounds per game (4.57) and leads the Southland in total rebounding with a 10.4 per game average. FRISCO, Texas – Houston Baptist’s Josh Ibarra is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com.last_img

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