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courtesy ONU Athletic Department

(12-11-17) -— Ohio Northern University Junior Ryan Bruns (Marion Local) has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 4-10.

Bruns led the Polar Bears (5-2 overall, 3-0 OAC) to a perfect 2-0 week in the conference, including a win over Mount Union that moved ONU into first place in the conference standings.

It’s the first time in Bruns’ career to win the award,  he  averaged a double-double during the week with 27.0 points  and 10.0 rebounds per game.

In ONU’s victory over Wilmington, Bruns had 24 points, tied a career-high with 14 rebounds, and added a game-best six blocks.

Bruns followed the performance up with a 30-point effort to lead ONU past Mount Union 86-82.