CHICAGO – Netting the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week award three times, winning the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for the Saint Xavier University Midwest Tournament and averaging double figures for points and rebounds for the month, SXU junior guard Brad Karp (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) was named the World Hyundai-Saint Xavier December Athlete of the Month when the honor was announced Thursday. Karp, a biology major at SXU, will be publicly honored with a certificate from World Hyundai-Matteson prior to this Saturday's 3 p.m. men's basketball conference game against Holy Cross College (Ind.) at the Shannon Center in Chicago.
Karp helped lead the Cougars to an impressive 8-1 record during the month of December averaging team-bests of 24.4 points and 10.2 rebounds a game during the stretch. He hit an amazing 60 percent (80-for-134) of his shot attempts from the field on the month. One of Karp's best individual performances came on December 29 in an 87-58 victory over William Jessup University (Calif.) as part of the 2012 Westmont College Tournament. He finished just two points shy of matching his career-best scoring total of 39 points posting 37 points in the game in addition to pulling down 13 rebounds. Heading into the second half of the team's regular season slate, Karp seems to be picking up even more steam garnering three of the last four CCAC Player of the Week awards issued by the conference. SXU is currently 12-4 overall this season and receiving votes in the latest version of the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll (Dec. 11).
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