Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks senior forward Habeeb Kareem was named the American Southwest Conference men's basketball East Division Player of the Week, announced ASC Director of Media Relations Greg Weghorst on Monday.
The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Houston, Texas, native produced a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds to help the Eagles (2-1) knock off NCAA Division II Henderson State 87-76 on the road November 19. Kareem also chipped in two steals, two assists and a block to guide Ozarks to its first win over Henderson State since the 1994-95 season. He was 8-of-17 from the floor in 33 minutes of action.
Through three games, he is fifth in the ASC in scoring (16.7) and third in rebounding (9.0).
Kareem is a three-time All-ASC player and currently ranks sixth at Ozarks in career points (1,243) and ninth in career rebounds (530).
He is a graduate of Bush High School where he averaged 12.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game his senior season.
Ozarks will have three straight road games before hosting conference foe Schreiner University on December 15.