ST. LOUIS (WTWO/WAWV) — Indiana State sophomore Zach Hobbs has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the week.

Hobbs took advantage of playing time this week as the Sycamores were down three starters due to COVID-19. The guard averaged 18.5 points, eight rebounds and 1.5 steals per game as ISU went 2-0, including their first MVC win of the season after taking down Bradley, 76-71.

A Mesa, Ariz. native, Hobbs was lights out in a 107-51 win over Midway where he put in a career-high 23 points on 9-for-16 shooting while finishing 5-for-9 from behind the arc. Hobbs also brought down seven rebounds against the Eagles. The 6-foot-5 guard continued where he left off on Sunday when he played all 40 minutes against the Braves — finishing with 14 points and a career-high nine rebounds in the win.

It marks the first weekly honor for the Sycamores this season and the first for Hobbs in his ISU career.

Indiana State will host Evansville Wednesday night at 7pm at Hulman Center.