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2014-02-04 Larson's career numbers gain him CCAC Player of the Week honors
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Sophomore Aaron Larson earned his first career CCAC Player of the Week honor on Tuesday

Larson's career numbers gain him CCAC Player of the Week honors

Author: Nick Birkey/Dave Laketa
Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 at 9:03 AM

CHICAGO --- A career-high scoring night and a double-double during the period from Jan. 27-Feb. 2 have earned Olivet Nazarene University's Aaron Larson (Tolono, Ill.) Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week honors, it was announced by the league office on Tuesday.  Larson becomes the first Tiger player to earn the distinction this season.

A 6-7 sophomore forward, Larson recorded his eighth double-double of the season on Thursday in an 85-78 conference victory over Trinity Christian College.  He finished that contest with 25 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals, while also shooting .600 from the field (9-of-15) and a perfect 1.000 from the foul line (7-of-7).

Two days later, Larson hit for 30 points (his career high) on 12-of-19 shooting from the field, while again being perfect at the free throw line (4-for-4) in a 92-82 win over Purdue University Calumet.  He also sank two treys in three attempts.  His other numbers included five rebounds, two blocks and one assist.

For the two games combined, Larson averaged 27.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.5 blocks and 1.0 steals per game, while authoring a .618 field goal percentage (21-of-34) and the perfect free throw reading (11-for-11).

For the season, Larson ranks second in the conference in rebounding (8.9 rpg) and sixth in scoring (16.7 ppg).

Olivet Nazarene's two league wins, including the latter which gave head coach Ralph Hodge the 700th victory of his career, moved the Tigers into a tie for first place in the CCAC South Division.  ONU is 11-11 overall and 9-4 in league play.