Freshman Kevin Overton steps up for Drake

Freshman forward Kevin Overton has been a big part of Drake’s 25-6 regular season. The native of Oklahoma City is third on the team in scoring at 12 points per game and is second in three pointers made. Early on he had to adjust to the physical nature of college basketball.

Overton says it takes a lot of work to survive the grind of a season.

Overton broke out and became a consistent weapon during a November trip to the Cayman Islands Classic.

The Bulldogs are the two seed in this week’s Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in St. Louis ands open Friday night against the winner of Thursday’s game between Illinois State and Evansville.