Nick Harden

Nick Harden

 The Dakota Wesleyan University Tiger Athlete of the Week is Nick Harden, it was announced by the DWU athletic department Tuesday.

 On the week, Harden averaged 18.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and one block per game. He also recorded a pair of steals.

 In the opening game of the week, Harden paced the sixth ranked Tigers past Briar Cliff with 22 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two blocks.

 The Chicago, Ill., native played in front of his hometown fans on Saturday and Sunday as the Tigers defeated Lincoln College and University of St. Francis. He finished with 17 points and four assists in each game. For his efforts, Harden was named to the All-Tournament Team.

 He currently sits in second on the team with 16.5 points per game and leads the team with 3.0 assists per game.

 The Tigers battle in-state rival (RV) Mount Marty College at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Corn Palace.