TOLEDO, Ohio – Junior guard RayJ Dennis has been named Mid-American Conference Player of the Week for the third time this season after leading Toledo to victories over Ohio and Buffalo last week. Dennis’ honor marks the fourth time a Rocket has received the conference’s weekly award.
A Plainfield, Ill. native, Dennis led the Rockets to a pair of victories last week by averaging 23.0 points, 7.0 assists and 6.5 rebounds per game while posting an impressive 7.0 assist/turnover ratio. He also shot 52.9% (18-of-34) from the field and 57.1% (4-of-7) from three-point range.
Dennis opened the week by tallying 25 points, a season-high tying nine rebounds, seven assists and a career-best two blocked shots in a 90-75 win over Ohio. He scored 17 of his points on 7-of-8 shooting in a dominant first half to help the Rockets take a 52-31 lead to the locker room.
Dennis then registered 21 points, seven assists and four boards in an 86-77 victory at Buffalo. He helped the Rockets pull away from the Bulls down the stretch by scoring six points and dishing out three assists during a game-ending 15-7 spurt over the final 6:35.
Dennis ranks third in the MAC with a team-high 18.5 ppg and is ninth nationally with 6.0 apg and 14th with a 3.0 assist/turnover ratio.
Dennis and the Rockets are at home for two games this week. Toledo will host Eastern Michigan on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7:00 p.m. and arch-rival Bowling Green on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2:00 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Rocket Athletic Ticket Office at the Sullivan Athletic Complex in Savage Arena, contact the Rocket Athletic Ticket Office at 419-530-GOLD (4653) or go online to UTRockets.com/tix.