Budding Kent picks up GPAC weekly award

By Jacob Knabel on Jan. 7, 2020 in Men's Basketball

GPAC Release

SEWARD, Neb. – A major reason behind the recent surge for Concordia University men’s basketball, sophomore Carter Kent is making big waves for the Bulldogs. On Tuesday (Jan. 7), the conference named Kent the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. That makes back-to-back GPAC weekly awards for Concordia. Senior Brevin Sloup took the same honor on Dec. 31.

Kent poured in 25 points in both of last week’s wins that came over No. 19 Northwestern and Dordt. For the week, Kent went a combined 15-for-24 (.625) from the floor, 8-for-13 (.615) from 3-point range and 12-for-14 (.857) from the free throw line. In the 91-79 triumph over Dordt, Kent added three rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots and three steals. The Crete High School product has reached the 20-point mark five times this season, including his career high 28 points in the home win over Midland.

The Crete native is now the team leader with an average of 14.8 points per game. He is shooting 42.5 percent from 3-point range. Through 47 career collegiate games, Kent has piled up 559 points. He was named the 2018-19 GPAC Freshman of the Year.

Kent and the Bulldogs (11-5, 4-4 GPAC) will return to action on Wednesday with an 8 p.m. CT contest at Hastings (9-9, 2-6 GPAC).