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Ahelegbe earns MVC Player of the Week honor

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -- University of Northern Iowa guard Kwadzo Ahelegbe has been named the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week. The junior from Oakdale, Minn., (Tartan High) earned the recognition for his performance in the Panthers' victories over Boston College and Northern Illinois.

Ahelegbe earned a spot on the Paradise Jam All-Tournament team following a career-high 32-point effort in leading UNI to an 81-69 victory over Boston College. In his 32-point effort, Ahelegbe made 14-of-17 shots including 3-for-3 from beyond the three-point line. 

He followed up his career-best game with a 13-point, 5-rebound performance in a 52-45 victory over Northern Illinois.

Ahelegbe averaged 22.5 points and 3.5 rebounds, while shooting 73.9 percent from the field (17-of-23) in the two games. He was a perfect 4-for-4 from beyond the arc in the two contests.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

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