March 4, 2013
Bay City, Mich. - Thanks to a tremendous double-double on Saturday night (Mar. 2) against archrival Ferris State, senior Tyrone Lee has been named the GLIAC North Division Player of the Week, as released by the league office on Monday (Mar. 4).
In GVSU's 81-73 victory over visiting Ferris State in the regular season finale, Lee contributed his second career double-double. He led all players with 20 points and 17 rebounds. Lee shot 7-of-13 from the field and made 6-of-10 free throw attempts.
His rebounding total was terrific. The 17 rebounds are the most by a GVSU player since Feb. 21, 2002, when former Laker Jason Bauer notched 18 boards in a home game against Michigan Tech. Lee was just two rebounds shy of Ferris State's team total of 19 boards. He equaled the Bulldogs on the offensive glass, as both Lee and FSU had four offensive rebounds.
In the second half alone on Saturday night, Lee recorded a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds. That effort comes on the heels of a 21-point, 14-rebound outing at Northwood on Feb. 16, just three games prior to the FSU victory.
The Lakers host Hillsdale on Wednesday night (Mar. 6) in the quarterfinals of the GLIAC Tournament. Tip-off is at 7:00 p.m. from the Fieldhouse Arena.