The Missouri Valley Conference announced award winners for the past week Monday afternoon. Northern Iowa senior forward Seth Tuttle took home Player of the Week while Illinois State freshman forward Deontae Hawkins won Newcomer of the week.
Tuttle averaged 15.7 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 55.2% from the field in three games last week. He led the Panthers in scoring in their Cancun Challenge title victory against Northwestern. Over the weekend, Tuttle recorded a double-double against Richmond with 17 points and 10 boards.
Hawkins averaged 12.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in the Redbirds’ two games. In Illinois State’s overtime win against Youngstown State, Hawkins posted 18 points and 15 rebounds for the first double-double of his young career.