Rio’s Reagan earns weekly MSC honor

Randy Payton URG Sports Information

January 7, 2014

COLUMBIA, Ky. — University of Rio Grande junior Josh Reagan is the Mid-South Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.

The weekly honor is the first of the season for Reagan and just the second men’s basketball POTW recipient from Rio Grande since it became a member of the MSC. Doug Campbell was the RedStorm’s previous honoree on Dec. 21, 2009.

The Cleveland, Ohio, forward averaged 18 points and five rebounds per game last week while leading the RedStorm to three wins - including an upset of No. 2-ranked Georgetown (Ky.).

Reagan began his week with 14 points and five rebounds in just 16 minutes of action in Rio Grande’s 94-92 win over Cincinnati-Clermont (Ohio) on Monday. He added a pair of blocks while hitting 7-for-12 from the field in the home win.

On Thursday, Reagan scored a season-high 20 points and grabbed three boards in the RedStorm’s 66-65 win at Cumberlands (Ky.).

Reagan matched his season high two days later in Rio Grande’s 79-72 upset of Georgetown. He added seven rebounds, an assist and a block to help the RedStorm to the program’s first three-game Mid-South Conference winning streak.

For the week, Reagan shot 47.7 percent (21-of-44) from the field and 73.3 percent (11-of-15) from the free throw line.

In his four games this season, Reagan is averaging 14.3 points and four rebounds per game.

Rio Grande is 10-5 on the season and is currently tied for second place in the Mid-South at 3-1 with last week’s wins.

The RedStorm return to action on Saturday when rival Shawnee State visits the Newt Oliver Arena for a 4 p.m. tipoff.