By: Spencer Scheve, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. –Grant Greenberg of Saint Mary (Kan.) has been named the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Greenberg was selected for his play during the week of Jan. 2 - 8 and was chosen out of the conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.
Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
6-3, Sr., G, Leavenworth, Kan.
• Greenberg posted 71 points, while leading the Spires to two victories in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference play last week.
• He scored 22 points in a win over Ottawa (Kan.), 82-70.
• Greenberg passed Danny Manning to become the all-time leading scorer in Kansas College history, as he recorded a career-high 49 points in a double-overtime victory over Southwestern (Kan.), 104-103.
• Manning, who played at the University of Kansas, held the all-time scoring record of 2,951 points in collegiate basketball in the state of Kansas.
• Greenberg leads the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball with 578 points and now has 2,993 points in his career.
• Averaged 35.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists throughout the week.
• This is his second player of the week award in the 2016-17 season.
For a complete list of all the Division II Men’s Basketball statistical leaders, click here.
For the complete NAIA Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Bryce Lienhoop, Saint Francis (Ind.); Damon Overton, Midland (Neb.); Charlie Nedd-araujo, Florida Memorial; Jake Bullock, Aquinas (Mich.); Daniel Radford, Cal Maritime; Jack Hackman, Northwest Christian (Ore.); Gerrard Newby, Union (Ky.); Donnell Minton, Presentation (S.D.); Jadon White, Cincinnati Christian (Ohio); Darius Paul, Robert Morris (Ill.)
2016-17 Division II Men's Basketball Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (November 30): Warren Hall, Warner (Fla.)
Week 2 (December 7): Grant Greenberg, Saint Mary (Kan.)
Week 3 (December 14): Daniel Woll, Huntington (Ind.)
Week 4 (January 4): Warren Hall, Warner (Fla.)
Week 5 (January 11): Grant Greenberg, Saint Mary (Kan.)