Shawn Roundtree Jr. earns MAC West Division Player of the Week

Senior guard Shawn Roundtree makes his way down the court on Jan. 12 in McGuirk Arena.

The Mid-American Conference selected Central Michigan's Shawn Roundtree as the representative for the MAC West Division Player of the Week for the third time in his career.

The senior point guard helped CMU (17-8, 6-6 MAC) to a 1-1 record last week, including a 79-72 loss against Bowling Green and a 87-80 win over Ohio. With MAC West leading Toledo (20-5, 8-4) losing to Buffalo last week, CMU drew a game closer to the top of the division. 

Roundtree averaged 21 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists against the Falcons and Bobcats. He also shot 93 percent (13-of-14) from the free throw line, bringing his team-leading season average to 79.9 percent. 

At BGSU, the Edwardsville, Illinois native hit three 3-pointer on his was to a team-high 20 points. Then at McGuirk Arena against Ohio, Roundtree again led CMU with 22 points with 16 of them coming in the second half to help earn the seven-point victory. Eight of the 14 free throws Roundtree made last week came consecutively down the stretch against the Bobcats.

Roundtree is second on the team in scoring at 16.4 points per game. He is currently just 61 points shy of becoming the 34th Chippewa in program history to reach the 1,000 career points mark.

As for the MAC East, BGSU's redshirt sophomore guard Justin Turner earned the Player of the Week honors. The Detroit native averaged 27 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and two steals per game in wins over CMU and Northern Illinois. 

The Chippewas will continue to chase a MAC West title at 7 p.m. on Feb. 19 when they welcome Kent State (19-6, 8-4) to McGuirk Arena.