Drake junior point guard Craig Stanley has been named the Missouri Valley Conference newcomer of the week. Stanley averaged 11 points and four assists in three games and hit the game winning three pointer in a victory at Iowa State.

Drake coach Mark Phelps says Stanley is getting more confident as he gains experience and has increased his production. Phelps says he has the rest of this year and next year to play, and he’s excited about how good he can be for Drake.

Phelps says they want to decrease his turnovers, but says he has a good assist to turnover ratio, which is a positive.

The Bulldogs return to action at home Saturday against Iowa.