Chicago Weekly Awards, Feb. 8

Every week The Catch and Shoot will name a Player of the Week, Freshman of the Week, Team of the Week and Game of the Week from the five Division I schools in the Chicago area.

Here are the winners for the 12th week of the season (Feb. 1-Feb. 8):


Player of the Week

Myke Henry, DePaul

Henry averaged 24.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in two outings last week. The 6-foot-6 Chicago native had a dominant second half as DePaul upset No. 11 Providence, finishing that game with a season-high 27 points on 12-of-18 shooting.

Henry has scored in double figures in 10 straight games, averaging 17.5 points during that stretch.

Honorable mentions: Montel James, Loyola; Tre Demps, Northwestern; Bryant McIntosh, Northwestern


Freshman of the Week

Michael Kolawole, UIC

Kolawole dropped 16 points against Valparaiso on 5-of-11 shooting, posting his best field-goal percentage for a game where he takes more than seven shots. The Texas native has now scored in double figures five times in 11 Horizon League games.

Honorable mention: Dikembe Dixson, UIC


Team of the Week


The Blue Demons got a bit lucky against Providence with starting guard Jalen Lindsey out with an illness and starting forward Ben Bentil hurting his ankle in the first half. Nonetheless, the Blue Demons took advantage to upset the 11th-ranked Friars, 77-70.

The win was the highest-ranked victory DePaul since Dec. 2, 2006, when the Blue Demons upset No. 5 Kansas.


Game of the Week

Seattle 59, Chicago State 56

Chicago State erased an 11-point deficit and held a 56-53 lead with 30 seconds remaining at Seattle. Redhawks guard Brendan Westerndorf hit a game-tying 3-pointer and, after an empty possession by Chicago State, Westerndorf hit a half-court shot to give Seattle an improbable win.


Past awards:

Feb. 1

Jan. 25

Jan. 18

Jan. 11

Jan. 4

Dec. 28

Dec. 21

Dec. 14

Dec. 7

Nov. 30

Nov. 23

Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.

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