EKU MEN'S BASKETBALL | Gist Already Making A Big Difference

11/15/2016 07:00 PM

Eastern Kentucky freshman guard Asante Gist is already making a big difference for his Colonel basketball team this season.

On Monday, he was voted the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week, after scoring 21 points and getting seven rebounds during his team’s 97-87 win over IUPUI Friday night.

During that game, he went 16-of-22 from the free throw line.

Then on Monday night, Gist scored 15 points for the Colonels in their 78-69 overtime loss to UNC Wilmington.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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