Indianapolis, Ind. -- Youngstown State senior forward Sirlester Martin has been named the Horizon League Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 27.
A native of Memphis, Tenn., Martin tied his career high with 20 points and pulled down nine rebounds in the Penguins' 82-69 victory over High Point last Tuesday. He was 10-of-14 from the field, including 7-for-9 in the first half.
Martin is averaging 11.5 points per game this season and ranks 10th in the Horizon League with 5.4 rebounds per contest. He also is fifth in field-goal percentage (.491).
The last YSU player to garner the award was Kelvin Bright on Jan. 12, 2009.
Youngstown State (5-6, 0-3 Horizon League) will play host to Robert Morris (Pa.) Wednesday and then resume League action Saturday when the Penguins host defending champion Cleveland State.