TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Indiana State junior guard Manny Arop has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer Of The Week by the league office.
It marked the first MVC Weekly Honor for the Sycamore newcomer who is in his first season playing for the program after transferring from Gonzaga.
Arop tied for team-high scoring honors with Jake Odum as he posted 18 points in the Sycamores' 75-61 road victory over IUPUI. Arop just missed his third double-double of the season as he tallied nine rebounds. He hit 8-of-17 shots from the field, and was 2-of-3 from 3-point range.
He added one assist and two steals in 32 minutes of action. Arop scored his first points of the game against the Jags with a jumper at the 16:25 mark of the first half and added a lay-up 20 seconds later to stake the Sycamores to a 10-5 lead. Arop then scored 4-of-6 points within the first two minutes of the second half to stretch a six-point halftime lead out to 12. He added back-to-back treys with 15 minutes remaining in the game to keep the lead at double digits.
The Sycamores return to action on Saturday, December 22 when they travel to Honolulu, Hawaii for the Hawaiian Diamond Head Classic. Indiana State opens play against Ole Miss with tip-off set for 5:00 p.m. (ET). The game can be seen live nationally on ESPNU as well as the Watch ESPN app.