SEWARD, Neb. – An offensive outburst last week has resulted in Concordia University’s Carter Kent being named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Player of the Week, as announced by the conference on Tuesday (Dec. 7). The Concordia Men’s Basketball team has collected two of the first three honors handed out this 2021-22 season. Justin Wiersema was named the GPAC Player of the Week on Nov. 23. This marks the second time in Kent’s career that he has earned the weekly award.
Head Coach Ben Limback lauded Kent just as much for his defensive play last week as compared to his offensive exploits. Kent played stellar defensively while guarding the likes of Morningside’s Aidan Vanderloo and Northwestern’s Trent Hilbrands. On the other end of the floor, Kent totaled a combined 52 points last week while going 18-for-33 from the floor, 7-for-17 from 3-point range and 9-for-10 from the foul line. His 32 points in the win over Northwestern represented a career high. The Crete High School product is averaging 16.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.73 steals per game.
On the program’s all-time lists, Kent currently ranks 10th in 3-point field goals (203), 13th in assists (250) and 17th in scoring (1,331). With 169 more points, Kent would become the ninth player in program history to reach 1,500 career points.
Kent and the Bulldogs (9-2, 4-2 GPAC) will resume action on Wednesday when they host Mount Marty (3-11, 0-6 GPAC) at 7:45 p.m. CT. Concordia has won 10-straight home games.