Pippen earns second MVC Newcomer of the Week honor

By Ryan Demer

Junior center Kavion Pippen was named Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week after his performance in SIU’s two wins over SIU-Edwardsville and San Jose State last week.

Pippen received the same honor earlier in the season following his double-double in SIU’s victory at Winthrop.

Against SIUE, Pippen dropped 13 points and gathered 13 rebounds. He also blocked two shots against the Cougars.


He scored a career-high 22 points on 9-10 shooting in a 76-58 thrashing of SJSU and came up with four steals and three blocked shots.

Among the MVC, Pippen ranks first in blocks per game (2.3), eighth in rebounds per game (6.7), seventh in field-goal percentage (.563) and eighth in points per game (13.8). He also leads the Salukis in each of these categories.

In each game this season, Pippen has recorded a block and scored in double figures.

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