NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Presidents' Athletic Conference named Bethany College senior Mike Drahos (Wheeling, W.Va. /John Marshall) its Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 10.
This is the fourth time in Drahos's career that he's been recognized by the PAC. He earned the honor after averaging 21 points and 9.3 rebounds during a 3-0 week for the Bison. Drahos's week began with a 30-point, 12-rebound performance in an 84-61 victory at Hiram (Ohio) College, Jan. 3.
The two-time PAC Player of the Year then recorded his third consecutive double-double when he tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds in an 84-77 victory at Thomas More (Ky.) College, Jan. 7, which was the PAC opener for both teams. Drahos concluded his week by totaling 15 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals in a 105-55 BC win over D'Youville (N.Y.) College, Bethany's most lopsided win since 1981.
The Thomas More win gives Mike, his brother Matt and guard Josh Polantz (Johnstown, Pa. / Westmont-Hilltop) 62 wins in their four-year careers at Bethany, making them the winningest class in the school's men's basketball history. They surpassed the class from 1960-64, who went 61-11 over their tenure and won two PAC titles.
For the season, Drahos is the PAC leader in rebounds (9.9), is ranked third in the league in assists (3.5) and free throw percentage (82.8), fourth in field goal percentage (57.5) and seventh in scoring (16.9).
"Over the past couple weeks, Mike has been move active and really all over the place at times," said Bethany head coach Aaron Huffman. "In terms of this year, he is playing his best basketball and it comes at the perfect time, just as we are starting conference play."
A Psychology major, Drahos is the son of Michael Drahos of Wheeling, W.Va.