By Jonathan Caudle, TTU Sports Information
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech junior guard Kesha Brady was named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week Tuesday, following a stellar two-game road stretch this week against Middle Tennessee and Samford.
The Smyrna, Tenn. native, led the Golden Eagles offensively in both contests this week, averaging 24.5 points per game, shooting 65.2 percent (15-of-23) from the field, 50 percent (4-of-8) from 3-point range, and 83.3 percent (15-of-18) from the free throw line, while adding 7.5 rebounds per contest, five steals, and four assists during the pair of contests.
On Thursday during a close loss at Middle Tennessee, Brady tied for a team-high 16 points, making 6-of-10 from the field and 4-of-7 from the line, while adding seven rebounds, two assists, and a pair of steals.
During the Golden Eagles impressive win over the Samford Bulldogs, Brady produced a breathtaking performance as she dropped a career-high 33 points, marking the most by a Golden Eagle since teammate Jordan Brock tallied 33 points on January 12, 2019 against Eastern Illinois. She connected on 9-of-13 field goals, including 4-of-5 from beyond the arc, and knocked down all 11 of her free throws, all of which were career-high marks. Brady also pulled down a team-high eight boards, stole the ball three times, and dished out a pair of assists in the win.
The honor marks the first Player of the Week nod for Brady and her second career weekly honor after being named Freshman of the Week on November 14, 2017. Brock was the last Golden Eagle to earn OVC Player of the Week honors when she was honored on January 15, 2019.
Next, the Golden Eagles will travel to Las Vegas, Nev. for the South Point Thanksgiving Classic in which Tech will take on Northern Illinois in a 3:15 p.m. CT matchup on Friday, Nov. 29, before closing out the weekend against Detroit Mercy in a 1 p.m. CT tilt on Saturday, Nov. 30.
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