Hanks Receives Seventh Career NSIC Weekly Honor
Monday, January 12, 2004
Jan. 12, 2004

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. -- Senior forward Charles Hanks (Chicago, Ill.) earned Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week after he helped lead Bemidji State to two wins for the week of Jan. 5-11, announced by league offices today. This marked the second time Hanks was honored this season and seventh of his career.

“ Buster is the type of player that you have to get the ball to,” said head coach Jeff Guiot. “He makes everyone else around him better. He is the consummate team player.

“The thing about Buster is he could care less about this award. He is so unselfish that all he focuses on is helping the team be successful.”

In leading the Beavers to a 4-0 start in the NSIC for the first time in 32 years, Hanks totaled 42 points (21.0 ppg), seven rebounds (3.5 rpg), four blocks (2.0 bpg) and shot 19-of-29 (.655) in the two wins over reigning league champion Northern State and Minnesota-Crookston this past week. Against UM-C, Hanks went for his 26th career 20-plus point effort with 27 points on 12-of-18 shooting. He moved into sixth place on the BSU Career Scoring List as he sits with 1,285 points. Against NSU, the 6-7 forward totaled 15 points on seven-of-11 shooting and had four rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

The Preseason All-American has hit for double-digits in scoring in all 15 games this season and led the club 11 times in points and five times in rebounding.

This season, Buster leads the team in scoring (19.1), rebounding (6.2), total blocks (17) and field goal percentage (.570) and is third in assists (2.00).

Hanks honor brings the BSU team total to four this season, the most for any club in the league.

The conference-leading Beavers welcome Minnesota State, Moorhead to the BSU Gymnasium, Tuesday, Jan. 13. It will be the first meeting between the two clubs since the Dragons ended the 2002-03 BSU campaign in the NSIC Semifinals in overtime last March. Both teams tip-off at 8:00 p.m.

Bemidji State NSIC Players of the Week in 2003-04
• Sherwin Johnson, Nov. 28
• Charles Hanks, Dec. 8 (Co-Player)
• Adam Daley, Jan. 5
• Charles Hanks, Jan. 12 (Co-Player)