Butler's women's basketball player RaVon Nero and men's basketball player Javaunte Hawkins have been selected as the Butler Athletes of the Week, presented by White Eagle Credit Union.
RaVon Nero, Women's Basketball
RaVon Nero, sophomore guard from Edmond, OK, helped Butler to a NJCAA Top 20 win Tuesday night where she scored 28 points leading the Grizzlies to a 76-69 victory over No. 17 ranked Northern Oklahoma College-Enid. Nero shot 67% from the floor and connect on three of her four three-point attempts. In her 32 minutes of play, she chalked up 28 points, five rebounds, three steals, one assist, one block and only had one turnover in the contest. This was Nero’s third 20+ point game this season.
Javaunte Hawkins, Men's Basketball
Javaunte Hawkins, freshman point guard from Lee’s Summit, MO, helped the Grizzlies avenge an early season loss to Iowa Western as he scored a season high 19 points, leading the Grizzlies to an 81-73 win over the Reivers Tuesday night. From the point guard position, Hawkins managed the game and shared the ball well as four of the five starters scored in double figures. Hawkins biggest asset Tuesday night was his consistent free throw shooting, especially late in the contest. He finished 11-12 from the free throw line helping to seal the win for Butler. He added in two rebounds and three assists. This is the sixth game in double figure scoring for Hawkins.