Tech\’s Haidar Named GLIAC North Division Player of the Week

BAY CITY, Mich. — Michigan Tech men\’s basketball player Ali Haidar (Windsor, Ont./Forster) has been named Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division Player of the Week for his performance in Tech\’s 74-60 win over Northern Michigan last week.

Haidar tallied 22 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals to help the Huskies complete the season sweep of the Wildcats. The 6-7 forward went 8-of-11 from the field and 6-of-7 from the foul line to collect his fifth 20-point game of the season. Haidar was consistent all game long with 11 points and four rebounds each half. He currently ranks second in the GLIAC in field goal percentage (.617), and ranks eighth in
rebounding (6.5 per game).

Haidar now has two player of the week awards to his credit this season. He also gained the honor on Dec. 14. Teammate Mike Hojnacki (Milwaukee, Wis./New Berlin Eisenhower) earned the team\’s first player of the week accolade on Nov. 29.

Michigan Tech, which sports a 10-3 overall record and 5-1 league slate, will host a pair of GLIAC games this week. Lake Superior State comes to Houghton on Thursday (Jan. 13) followed by Saginaw Valley State on Saturday (Jan. 15).