Junior Jordan Threloff (DeKalb, Ill./DeKalb/Illinois State) of the Northern Illinois University men's basketball team was named the Mid-American Conference's Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week, the league announced today. The award is voted on by a select group of faculty athletic representatives from the conference's member institutions.
Threloff, a sociology major with a 4.0 GPA, averaged 9.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest in three games this past weekend in the NIU Invitational. Threloff shot 58.8 percent (10-of-17) from the field and 77.8 percent (7-of-9) from the free-throw line on the weekend.
In the middle game of the three-game weekend against San Jose State, Threloff scored a career-high 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench to help lead NIU to a 60-59 victory over the Spartans.
For the season, Threloff is averaging 9.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, he also leads the Huskies in blocked shots while playing 20.3 minutes per contest.
Threloff and the Huskies return to action on Sunday, Nov. 24, when they host Saint Joseph's (Ind.) at 3 p.m., at the NIU Convocation Center.
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