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Austin Peay Athlete of the Week Chris Horton

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Junior center Chris Horton, of the Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

In perhaps the best week of a stellar career, Horton averaged 23.0 points – equaling his career-best with 23 points in both games – alongside 14.5 boards and 2.5 blocks for the Govs. The 6-9 big man shot 50 percent from the floor (14-for-28) and 72 percent (18-for-25) from the free-throw line.

Against Morehead State, Horton became the first Gov since Derek Wright in 2008 to get to the free-throw line 20 times in a game – he hit 15 of those on the way to a 23-point, 11-rebound night against the Eagles.

APSU's Chris Horton [1]In Saturday’s contest against Southeast Missouri, Horton passed assistant coach Bubba Wells for ninth place in career rebounds with 737 and – despite not garnering a board until the 9:50 mark in the first half – grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds, most since John Fraley had 18 against Tennessee State in 2010.

With double-doubles in both games, Horton now has five consecutive games with a double-double – a feat never accomplished by Wells, Trenton Hassell or Drake Reed, among other Austin Peay luminaries.

The Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week is selected by the APSU Sports Information staff each Tuesday during the academic year. Copies in a Flash, of Clarksville, sponsors the award.

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