AARHUS, Denmark – Former Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball standout Kenny Barker is off to a good start with his new professional team, averaging 14.5 points, 3.5 assists, 3.0 steals and a team-leading 7.0 rebounds through his first two games with the Bakken Bears.

Playing for the defending champions in Denmark’s Ligaen First Division, the 6-3 guard is shooting 63 percent from the field, putting up 15 points, nine rebounds and three assists in the Bears’ most recent game, an 85-74 win over Vaerlose.

A 2008-09 honorable mention All-American and unanimous All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference selection as a senior at UAA, Barker is in his fifth professional campaign, having played previously with three teams in Germany.

Bakken’s next contest is Thursday against Svendborg, one of four remaining unbeaten teams along with the Bears in the Ligaen standings, and the team they defeated 4-games-to-3 in last year’s Finals.