Award follows standout performance against Eastern Michigan
|Sam Vinson. Photo by: Mikela Aynedjian.|
The Horizon League office announced on Monday afternoon that Northern Kentucky’s Sam Vinson was the Nike Horizon League Men’s Basketball Freshman of the Week after his sensational game against Eastern Michigan.
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Vinson made five of his nine field goal attempts in the game, including 4-of-5 from long range territory, and converted 3-of-4 at the charity stripe en route to 17 points. NKU’s starting point guard came up big in the second half, pouring in 14 of his points during stanza. Five of his second-half scores either tied the game or gave Northern Kentucky the lead, with two of those coming in the final two minutes of action to help the Norse pull out the late victory.
The native of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, is impacting the game in all facets. He sports averages of 7.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.3 blocks and 2.0 steals per game.
In August, Vinson signed the first-ever Name, Image, Likeness deal for Northern Kentucky University to promote LINK nky.
Northern Kentucky is 2-1 on the season after defeating Eastern Michigan last week. The Norse host Western Illinois tonight at 7 p.m. in BB&T Arena.