GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - After leading the team in scoring and rebounding in wins over Youngstown State and Cleveland State, freshman Jordan Fouse (Racine, Wis.) has been named the Horizon League Newcomer of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday morning.
A 6-foot-7 forward, Fouse has been among the most consistent players all season for the Phoenix. One of only three players to start all 19 games, Fouse has led the Green Bay defensive effort during a seven-game home winning streak. Last week, his offensive production went to another level.
Fouse averaged 14.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.5 blocks per game. In the 77-50 victory over Cleveland State, Fouse posted a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds and added four assists, four steals and three blocked shots. He narrowly missed a double-double on Thursday, scoring 12 points and adding nine rebounds in a 67-58 win over Youngstown State.
The leader among all Horizon League freshmen in rebounds, steals and blocked shots, Fouse did not lead Green Bay in scoring in any of the first 15 games. That changed on the team's 4-0 homestand as the Racine native was the team's high point man in three of the four contests.
For the season, Fouse is averaging 5.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.3 blocked shots per game. He ranks second in the Horizon League in rebounding, third in steals and fourth in blocked shots.
Sitting in a tie for third place, Green Bay plays at first-place Valparaiso on Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m.