OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton University guard Booker Woodfox has been named this week’s State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. Woodfox, a senior guard from Lewisville, Texas, is the third different Bluejay to win the award in the first four weeks of the season.
Woodfox scored 43 points in 44 minutes while averaging 21.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game last week as Creighton posted a pair of double-digit victories against NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago. He made 14-of-20 shots from the field (70 percent), including 10-of-14 from three-point range (71.4 percent) while also making 71.4 percent (5-7) of his shots at the line.
Woodfox had a career-high with 29 points in CU's win on Saturday against Saint Joseph's while also tying his personal-best with seven rebounds. He drained 9-of-13 shots overall, including 7-of-9 tries from three-point territory. Woodfox became the only player in CU history to make at least seven three-pointers while converting 75 percent or more of his attempts from long-range in the same game.
Woodfox began his week with 14 points in 17 minutes of a 24-point win over Mississippi Valley State, hitting 5-of-7 shots from the floor and 3-of-5 from downtown.
This is the first time Woodfox has been named MVC Player of the Week, though he did earn three MVC Newcomer of the Week accolades last season.
Creighton (5-2) returns to action on Wednesday at 7:05 pm when unbeaten Dayton (8-0) comes to Qwest Center Omaha.