Story by NAIA National Office
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – L.J. Westbrook of Peru State (Neb.) has been named the NAIA Men’s Basketball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Westbrook was chosen for his performances from January 15 – 21 and was selected out of a pool conference award winners.
NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
L.J. Westbrook, Peru State (Neb.)
6-4, Sr., F, Salem, Ore.
- Season-high 27 points to go along with 10 rebounds and eight assists in 87-82 victory over Culver-Stockton (Mo.) on Jan. 17.
- Weekly Stats
- Averaged 21.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 7.5 assists in two victories
- Connected on 21-of-21 free throw attempts
- His two double-doubles on the week were his first of the season
Nominees: JaCarre Crockett, Philander Smith (Ark.); Isaac Edmondson, Bethel (Tenn.); Courtney Julien, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Branden Jenkins, Texas Wesleyan; Martavian Payne, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Jayvian Delacruz, Pikeville (Ky.); Ryan Imhoff, Carroll (Mont.); Keith Phillips, William Jessup (Calif.).
2017-18 Division I Men’s Basketball Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (Dec. 5): Isaac Edmondson, Bethel (Tenn.)
Week 2 (Dec. 12): Ridell Camidge, Oklahoma City
Week 3 (Jan. 2): Mike Johnson, Culver-Stockton (Mo.)
Week 4 (Jan. 9): Branden Jenkins, Texas Wesleyan
Week 5 (Jan. 16): Carnilious Simmons, Dalton State (Ga.)
Week 6 (Jan. 23): L.J. Westbrook, Peru State (Neb.)