Ben Gardner of the Hope College men's basketball has been selected the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games played through January 17.
The junior guard from Carmel, Indiana (Carmel HS), averaged 18.5 points, six rebounds and 4.5 assists while leading the Flying Dutchmen to two MIAA victories last week.
Gardner is being honored as MIAA Player of the Week for the first time in his career.
Gardner had 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in an 80-55 victory over Albion, and added 21 points in a 95-85 win at Olivet.
Gardner shot 56 percent from the field (13-of-23), 50 percent from 3-point range (2-of-4) and 90 percent from the line (9-of-10) for the week.