Horton named Player of the Month

Adding to the highlights of a stellar year for the GMHBA Ballarat Miners, Ken Horton has received the South East Australian Basketball League Player of the Month award for the month of July.

Horton stepped up for the Miners following the injury to teammate Roy Booker late in June, having a massive month of July to average 25.2 points, 14.4 rebounds and nearly three assists per game.

Horton’s efforts were well-rounded being one of the leaders in blocks and steals for the month too, averaging 1.8 in each category. He also displayed his shooting range, making 3.4 shots per game from behind the arc.

Perhaps the highlight of Horton’s month was an absurd stat line of 25 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists and four steals against Brisbane in round 15 at the MARS® MINERDOME.

The award comes after three Player of the Week awards for the first-year Miner, undoubtedly increasing Horton’s chances of winning the league’s MVP award.

Horton is the second Miner to win the award this season, with Roy Booker claiming the title in May.

Horton will be rested for the upcoming game against Canberra with a fractured thumb but is expected to return for finals.