KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Kutztown University men’s basketball senior point guard Ethan Ridgeway added on to his weekly accolades, being voted the first U.S. Basketball Writers Association Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Week as announced on Nov. 21.
After a three-game week last week where he averaged 31 ppg, 5.3 apg and 61.5% shooting from three-point range, Ridgeway was honored as the week two Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Men’s Basketball Co-Athlete of the Week on Monday afternoon by the league office.
The West Chester, Pa. native scored a career-high 40 points against California (Pa.) last Saturday, Nov. 18 and then followed that up the next day with a 30-point, nine-assist effort at Slippery Rock.
Ridgeway is averaging 24.3 points per game (2nd in the PSAC) and eight assists per game (1st in the PSAC). In the season-opening win against Penn State Schuylkill, he broke his previous school record with 16 assists in a game.
Ridgeway holds the school-record for assists in a game (16), assists in a season (260) and assists in a career (497). He has 899 career points and is 101 shy of becoming the 26th player in program history to record 1,000 points, and is tied for ninth in program history with 281 career free-throws.
Kutztown (3-1 overall, 1-1 PSAC) returns to the court on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Jefferson University at 6 p.m.