Hain grabs player of the week honors

Bobby Hain is the Horizon League's Player of the Week.
Bobby Hain is the Horizon League's Player of the Week.

Indianapolis, Ind. — For the first time in his career, Youngstown State junior Bobby Hain has been named the Horizon League Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday (Dec. 8).

Hain had two double-doubles last week as the Penguins won three games and have won six of their last seven contests.

He started the week with a career-high 24 points and a Horizon League-high 14 rebounds in YSU’s 89-81 win at Robert Morris.

The Jupiter, Fla., native was 10-of-13 from the field in the contest, while also connecting on all four of his free throw attempts as Youngstown State won at Robert Morris for the first time since 2001.

On Friday night, Hain scored 16 points and tied for game-high honors with 12 rebounds as the Penguins won at South Dakota, 87-79. He closed the week with 15 points and five rebounds in YSU’s 70-45 win over Thiel.

For the week, Hain averaged 18.3 points per game, and 10.3 rebounds per game, while also accumulating five assists, two steals and three blocks in 88 minutes of action.

Hain, who has 13 career double-doubles, has four double-doubles on the year to tie for the top total in the conference and ranks third in the conference with an average of 7.7 rpg.

Youngstown State (7-4) has won six of its last seven contests and returns to action on Saturday when it plays at Texas A&M at 5 p.m. (EDT) in College Station, Texas.


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