For Immediate Release
Men's Basketball -- Jan. 30, 2012
Jordan Kindred Earns SLIAC Weekly Honor
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – Less than 48 hours removed from his 40-point effort that led the Red Devils to a come-from-behind victory at Greenville, Eureka College junior guard Jordan Kindred (Chrisman, Ill./Chrisman H.S.) has been named the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week. Kindred is the third different Red Devil to earn the award during the 2011-12 season.
Kindred averaged 25.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in two games against SLIAC foes last week. He scored 33 of his 40 points after halftime Saturday at Greenville, helping Eureka erase a 12-point halftime deficit and win at Greenville for the first time since the 2006-07 campaign.
Kindred, a fourth-year junior who received a medical redshirt last season after missing the final 18 games due to a knee injury, also handed out eight assists for the week to improve his career total to 280. He needs another 14 helpers to tie Rick Taylor (1983-87) for eighth place on Eureka’s all-time list. Kindred also needs an additional 109 points to become the first Red Devil to score 1,000 career points since Michael Zasada during the 2009-10 season.
Monday’s announcement marks the second SLIAC Player of the Week award of Kindred’s career. He previously received the award as a freshman on Jan. 20, 2009. Kindred joins junior teammates Mark Lessen (Delavan, Ill./Delavan H.S.) and Dustin Fritsch (Sterling, Ill./Sterling H.S./Sauk Valley) as Eureka men’s basketball players to win SLIAC Player of the Week awards this season.
The Red Devils will return to the hardwood Wednesday at 8 p.m. against Blackburn at the Reagan Center.
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