NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the second time this season, Tennessee State University forward Christian Mekowulu was named Adidas OVC Freshman of the Week.
Mekowulu recorded his first career double-double, and set his career-best in scoring, in the Tigers win over the Owls of Kennesaw State. He scored 16 points (4-for-6) and grabbed 11 rebounds.
The freshman from Lagos, Nigeria followed up that performance by scoring 11 points in the OVC opener against Southeast Missouri. He went 1-of-3 from the floor and 9-for-12 from the free-throw line.
Mekowulu currently leads the team in rebounding average and is third in points per game.
The Tigers continue conference play on Wednesday as they host Eastern Illinois as part of a doubleheader with the Lady Tigers. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m.