Dudley Named NJAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Montclair, NJ (2/4/08) – Sophomore guard Ken Dudley (Willingboro, NJ / Burlington Tech), who sparked Montclair State to a pair of victories over Ramapo and Rutgers-Camden, was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday.

Dudley was the key cog in helping the Red Hawks to a pair of NJAC last week. A clutch performer in both victories, Dudley averaged 20.5 points and 3.5 rebounds while handing out three assists and collecting five steals. Dudley shot 11-of-24 (.458) from the field, including 5-of-10 from three-point range and was 14-of-16 (.875) at the foul line.

Dudley opened the week with a career-best 25 points, including 19 in the second half as MSU came back from 10 down in the first half to beat Ramapo, 80-67. Coming back from a 34-24 deficit in the first half, Dudley led the spark with seven points in a 9-0 run as MSU pulled away late for the win. He was 6-of-10 from the field, 3-of-4 from behind the arc and a perfect 10-of-10 at the foul line in the win. Dudley then provided the winning margin as MSU battled back from 13 down with 6:05 left in the game for a 75-73 win at Rutgers-Camden. Dudley finished with 16 points, including 14 in the second half and hit two free throws with 3.4 seconds to go for the winning margin. He also had three rebounds and four steals in the game.

Dudley is currently second on the team in scoring at 11.4 points per game and leads the Red Hawks in assists with 71, which leads the conference. He also ranks in the Top 20 in the NJAC in scoring, free-throw percentage (8th - .750), steals (13th - 1.45) and assist-turnover ratio (2nd - 1.51)