RICHARDSON, TEXAS — Junior forward Max Carrier (Canyon Lake, Calif./Irvine Valley CC) from the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Defensive Player of the Week for his outstanding performance last week. The Greyhounds and Carrier picked up a crucial win over 16th-ranked University of the Incarnate Word to move into a tie for second place in the LSC South.
Including Carrier, the Greyhounds have received three LSC South Defensive Player of the Week selections this season. Tyler Jefferson (Sr., F, Fort Worth, Texas/Tyler JC) was chosen at the end of January, for his performance against Angelo State and at Abilene Christian. Aaron Edwards (Long Beach, Calif. / Gardena HS/San Bernardino Valley College) was selected in mid-November, for his play against Northern New Mexico.
Carrier’s defensive presence helped limit the Cardinals to 62 points and a 41.7 field goal percentage in ENMU’s victory on Saturday. He finished with two steals, a block, six defensive rebounds and 13 points.
The defensive performance by Carrier and the Hounds, paired with other results in the LSC South over the weekend has created a three-way tie for third place in the standings, entering Wednesday. Eastern, Midwestern State and Incarnate Word all have 4-3 records, with West Texas A&M half a game back, with a 4-4 division record.
The tie between ENMU and Midwestern State will be broken on Wednesday night, when the teams meet at Greyhound Arena at 8 p.m. MST.