(Wednesday, February 13; Sioux Center, Iowa) The Great Plains Athletic Conference and Hauff Mid-America Sports have announced Garrett Franken (Sophomore; Atlantic, Iowa) as the conference player of the week for games played February 4-10.
Franken, a 6-7 forward, averaged 21 points per game in two wins for the Defenders over Jamestown and Midland. In the win over Jamestown Franken matched a career high with 27 points and converted five three-point baskets including the game winner with 1.2 seconds remaining. Franken made 16-26 field goal attempts in the two wins and was 5-10 from the three-point line.
The Defenders are 18-10 going into the final week of the season and stand 10-8 in league play. Franken is scoring a team high 13.6 points per game and takes in a team high 6.8 rebounds per outing while converting 44.1 percent of his field goals.
Dordt hosts Briar Cliff on Wednesday, February 13 and will conclude play on Saturday, February 16 on the road against Hastings.