Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks sophomore center Habeeb Kareem was named the American Southwest Conference men's basketball East Division Player of the Week after shooting 63 percent from the field (14-of-22) and 85 percent (12-of-14) from the free throw line to average 20.0 points over two games and help the Eagles remain in second place in the division standings.
It is the second time this season Kareem has earned the award. The 6-5, 250-pound native of Richmond, Texas, continued his dominating play on the inside with a 22-point, six-rebound effort against East Texas Baptist on Thursday. He then scored 18 points against LeTourneau on Saturday to stretch his string of team-high scoring games to five. He has a team-best six double-doubles this season. Kareem has established himself as one of the top players in the league, ranking in the top ten in scoring (17.4), rebounding (7.5) and field goal percentage (53%). He has scored 670 career points. He is a graduate of Bush High School.