Green Named MVC Newcomer of the Week
Monday, January 23, 2023
Green Named MVC Newcomer of the Week
Quinton Green earned Valpo's first MVC weekly honor of the season on Monday.

After shooting lights out to help the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team to a 71-51 victory at Illinois State on Saturday night, Quinton Green (Columbus, Ohio / Homeschool [Cedarville]) was tabbed Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week on Monday.

Green averaged 17.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game during the week, helping the Beacons to back-to-back double-figure victories over UIC and Illinois State, stretching the program’s longest winning streak of the season to three games.

Green shot 61.1 percent from the field (11-of-18) and 57.1 percent from the 3-point arc (8-of-14) over the two contests. He went 9-of-11 from the field and 6-of-8 from 3 in Saturday’s 20-point triumph in Normal, helping Valpo enjoy its largest margin of victory in a regular season Missouri Valley Conference game since joining the league. He became the third Valpo player to shoot 80 percent or better from the field with 10 or more field-goal attempts in a game against a Division-I opponent since the start of the 2015-16 season.  

Green scored a season-high 26 points against the Redbirds thanks in part to the career-high six made 3s, the most triples in a game by a Valpo player since February 2020 (Mileek McMillan at Drake). In Tuesday’s home win over UIC, Green garnered nine points and a team-high seven rebounds.

Green, who spent the first five years of his collegiate career at Cedarville, is averaging 11.4 points per game and has 51 made 3-pointers this season. This marks Valpo’s first weekly award since Thomas Kithier was named MVC Newcomer of the Week on Nov. 15, 2021.

The Beacons will shoot for a fourth straight win on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at UNI in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.