Abrahamson earns MVC newcomer

ST. LOUIS – Drake redshirt junior Kale Abrahamson has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Newcomer of the Week for the second time this season.

Abrahamson led the Bulldogs in their lone contest last week with 30 points in a 87-70 win over Abilene Christian. His 30-point outburst was the second most by a Bulldog this season – behind only his 41-point performance – and the third-most in the Valley this season. He is the first Bulldog to record two 30-point performances in a season since 1993-94.

Abrahamson’s 30 points came via 9-of-14 shooting and a 5-of-9 night from the arc. He also added career-highs of eight rebounds and four assists in 33 minutes.

The Bulldogs return to action Thursday with their MVC opener at Wichita State. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. on ESPNU.