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Northern Review Athlete of the Week

Senior point guard Isaiah Roux plays aggressive defense on his opponent to make a stop (ONU sports photo/ Tim Glon)

Senior point guard Isaiah Roux plays aggressive defense on his opponent to make a stop (ONU sports photo/ Tim Glon)

The hardwood season has arrived, and with Thanksgiving in the books, the Ohio Northern Basketball team has much to be thankful for. Especially point guard, Isaiah Roux, who has been named this week's Northern Review Athlete of the Week.

The senior has had an exceptional start to the 2014 campaign, coming off his most recent performance against Defiance College. Roux put up 16 points to lead the Polar Bears to a 59-57 win over the Yellow Jackets. ONU improved to 4-0 on the season.

With only a handful of games played so far, Roux has already been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week award as well as leads the team in average minutes per game (MPG) with 28.5, and also in assists, with 12. Roux is a three-year letter winner and will be earning his 4th letter after this season. It is that kind of experience at point guard will only do great things for a basketball team.

With Roux being one of three seniors of the team this season, he is expected to take on a captain's role and lead his teammates on and off the floor. Some players would hesitate at this opportunity, but Roux has taken it by the horns. “Knowing that I would have to step up this year, it just made me work harder than I've ever had to before." commented Roux. The point guard has a strong sense of integrity to his team, as he further continued, "[I want to help] my team in any way possible.” said the captain. With his leadership and experience, and sophomore workhorse Joey Hurless just behind him, the Polar Bears are in as good of hands as an All State commercial. 

With his quickness, ability to get the ball to the rim, and hard-nosed defense, the senior suggests that it is instead, his leadership that he best brings to the table. “My biggest contribution to the team would be my leadership. Whether it's leading by example, giving max effort every play, or making sure everyone is on the same page and staying positive [despite] the situation.” Roux commented.

Isaiah Roux's performance on the court this week was outstanding and his next home performance can be seen on December 13th at 7:30 against OAC foe, Capital University.

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