Austin Peay’s Ugba sweeps OVC weekly basketball honors

Austin Peay senior Averyl Ugba was named the Ohio Valley Conference Player and Newcomer of the Week Monday. The senior transfer from Grambling had a career high 35 point and 11 rebound performance in the Governors road win at Jacksonville State on Saturday.

In two games last week, the Silver Springs, MD native averaged 25 ½ points and 8 ½ rebounds. It’s the fourth consecutive week Ugba has won the Newcomer Award and the second time he has been named Player of the Week. Austin Peay is back in action Thursday night at Tennessee State.