July 24, 2014

Green Bay’s Sykes receives Horizon League honor

Green Bay Phoenix junior guard Keifer Sykes has been named the Horizon League Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Keifer Sykes

Keifer Sykes

Green Bay (4-2) took third place at the Great Alaska Shootout, opening with a 97-89 win over Pepperdine on Thanksgiving.  The following day, the Phoenix held a late lead on Harvard before a Crimson burst sent the Phoenix to a 76-64 defeat.  Green Bay closed the tournament with a 67-59 win over Tulsa.

Sykes scored 20 or more points in all three games in Anchorage, beginning with a 23-point, 7-assist effort against Pepperdine.  Sykes had a game-high 26 points against Harvard and 22 points and nine assists against Tulsa.

In his 70th career game, the junior guard moved past 1,000 career points against Tulsa, becoming the third-quickest player in Green Bay’s Division 1 history to reach the mark.  Sykes also earned his sixth career player of the week honor and is Green Bay’s all-time leader in that category.

Green Bay returns to action this Saturday (Dec. 7) against Tony Bennett and the Virginia Cavaliers.