Carmichael Earns Valley Player of the Week Honor
Jan. 30, 2012
ST. LOUIS - For the second time in his career, Illinois State's Jackie Carmichael was named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week according to the league office, after his performances in the Redbird victories over Missouri State and Southern Illinois.
Carmichael averaged 22.5 points and 13.5 rebounds per game last week, as the Redbirds posted a 76-69 overtime win over Missouri State and a 60-40 victory against Southern Illinois. Carmichael recorded double-doubles in each game, including a career-best 26 points and a season-best 16 rebounds against Missouri State.
In the two games, Carmichael shot 16-for-27 (.593) from the field, while averaging 35.0 minutes per game. He also added four blocked shots. Carmichael was the only Redbird to average double-digit points for the week, despite recording a pair of victories.
As a result, Carmichael is now averaging a team-best 13.6 points for the Redbirds, while averaging 8.7 rebounds per game which leads the league.
Carmichael and the Redbirds will be back in action Wednesday night, when Illinois State travels to No. 12 Creighton for a 7:05 p.m. match up.
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