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HU’s Bush and Platt post record-breaking performances

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. – It was history in the making over the weekend for the Huntington University men’s basketball program by way of a pair of newcomers.

Junior Mike Bush, a transfer from Lake Michigan College, handed out 18 assists in HU’s 111-81 win over Wright State University Lake on Saturday to establish a new Forester record for assists in a game. The previous program-best was 17 held by Matt Eberly dating back to January of 1998.

The South Bend native (John Adams H.S.) currently leads the NAIA in assists per game with his 11.1 average. To date he has dished out 156 assists.

Freshman Konner Platt (Huntington, Ind., Huntington North H.S.) also found a place in the history books with his sharp-shooting against the Lakers. He buried eight threes in the opening stanza before knocking down two more in the second half to tie the program record for most three-pointers in a game with ten, a record he now shares with Jeff Shepherd.

The 6-2 guard also set a new record for most 3-point field goal attempts in a game with 18, surpassing the previous record of 15 held by three different Foresters.

Rounding out his banner day, Platt finished the first half with 30 points which also lands him a spot in the record books next to his legendary grandfather Steve Platt, Indiana’s all-time leading collegiate scorer with 3,700 points. Both Platts now share the record for most points in a half, a feat the elder Platt accomplished against Goshen back in the early 1970s.

The Foresters (9-5) have won three straight and currently hold six Top Ten team rankings in NAIA Division II including two top spots. HU is #1 in assists per game (21.1) and field goal percentage (.527). They also rank #2 in free throw percentage (.792) and total assists (295) and #6 in assist/turnover ratio (1.5) and 3-point field goal percentage (.419).

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.