Hanks Notches Sixth Career NSIC Player of the Week
Monday, December 8, 2003
Dec. 8, 2003

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. -- For his efforts against Wisconsin-Superior, North Dakota State and St. Cloud State, senior forward Charles Hanks (Chicago, Ill.) has been honored as the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 1-7, announced by the league offices today.

Hanks received two weekly awards his sophomore campaign and three in 2002-03.

“ I am happy for Hanks and the team that this was awarded,” said head coach Jeff Guiot. “But I still believe his best games are ahead of him this year.”

Hanks posted his 10th career double-double with 14 points and game-high 10 rebounds against UW-Superior on Monday. Battling the flu on Friday, Hanks came off the bench to record a game-high 16 points and seven rebounds. Then, Hanks went for his 25th-career 20-plus point game with 21 on Sunday against St. Cloud State.

For the week, Hanks shot 18-of-33 (.545), including four-of-six (.667) from three-point range, grabbed 6.7 rebounds per game, dished out eight assists (2.67 apg), totaled three blocks (1.00 bpg), four steals (1.33 spg) and 51 points (17.0 ppg).

Hanks is just six points away from breaking into the school’s Top 10 Career List, he stands with 1,152 points. Also, he has 427 career rebounds, needing just 27 more to be in the BSU Top 10 Chart. On the season, he stands first in points (17.2 ppg) rebounding (6.3 rpg) and second in assists (2.78 apg). He has gone nine consecutive games scoring in double figures to open up the season. Also, he has tied or led the team in scoring in seven of nine games.

Hanks shares the honor with Wayne State’s (Neb.) Brett Cain.

This marks the second time this season a BSU player has won the award; Sherwin Johnson was named for the week of Nov. 17-23.

BSU tips-off with the Saints of St. Scholastica at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) night at the Reif Center. Then, the Green and White heads to take on the Fighting Sioux of North Dakota, Friday, Dec. 12 at 6:00 p.m.