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NKU's Walton on Mid-Major Award List

Northern Kentucky University basketball player Dantez Walton was named as part of the 2019-20 Lou Henson Mid-Season Watch List.

The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the nation’s best mid-major player. It is named after former Illinois and New Mexico State head coach Lou Henson, who amassed 775 career victories.

Walton, who had shown steady growth throughout his four-year career as a Norse, elevated his game to another level this season. Prior to being sidelined with an injury, Walton was averaging 18.4 points behind 54 percent field-goal shooting and 42 percent from 3-point range. He also led NKU in rebounding at 7.2 per game.

The Lima, Ohio, native became the first Northern Kentucky player in 19 years to record three 30-point outings in a single season. He kicked off the barrage with a career-high 33 points and 10 rebounds against Texas Southern, then followed with 30 points and 10 rebounds against Arkansas. His final performance was a 32-point, eight rebound effort at Miami (Ohio).

NKU has won three straight games to improve to 12-6 on the season and 4-2 in the Horizon League this season.

-Staff report

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