University of Southern Indiana senior center Keith DeWitt (High Point, North Carolina) has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks. DeWitt helped the Screaming Eagles to a pair of wins to begin a three-game road swing by averaging a double-double at 12th-ranked University of Indianapolis and Saint Joseph's College last week.
DeWitt, who is only one of two GLVC players to earn the award twice this season, started the week with 14 points and 10 rebounds in a dominating 87-62 win over UIndy. He also had three blocks and four assists, while shooting 54.5 percent from the field (6-of-11).
The High Point, North Carolina, native finished the week with a game-high 27 points and 12 rebounds in the 73-58 win over Saint Joseph's. He scored 11 points, grabbed four rebounds, and dished out two assists in USI's 25-7 run to the victory. DeWitt also shot 57.9 percent (11-of-19) from the field and 5-of-7 from the line against the Pumas, while dishing our four assists.
The back-to-back double-doubles was the fifth in the last six games and the seventh of the year for the senior.
For the week, DeWitt averaged 20.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.0 blocks per game. He is posting 13.7 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.8 blocks per contest during the season.
DeWitt and the Eagles (18-5, 11-4 GLVC) conclude the three-game road trip Thursday when they travel to 13th-ranked Bellarmine University before returning to the Physical Activities Center Saturday to play McKendree University. The USI-McKendree match-up is the start of a two-game homestand that ends with the 2012-13 season finale against Kentucky Wesleyan College.