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Flying Dutchmen Guard Alex Eidson Honored By MIAA

by Carolyn Binder

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Flying Dutchmen Guard Alex Eidson Honored By MIAA

Hope guard Alex Eidson has been selected the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week in men’s basketball for games played through Jan. 6-11.

The sophomore from Grand Haven (Grand Haven HS) averaged 19.0 points and 4.5 rebounds as the Flying Dutchmen opened MIAA play with a pair of victories.

Eidson scored 15 points in a 75-61 victory over Trine in Hope’s conference opener, then followed with 23 points, including 6-of-7 from 3-point range, as the Flying Dutchmen knocked off defending MIAA champion Calvin 71-63.

Eidson, who is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time in his career, made 43 percent of his field goal attempts (10-of-23), shot 78 percent from 3-point range (7-of-9) and made 79 percent (11-of-14) of his free throws for the week.

Eidson is averaging 12.9 points per game on the season.