By Chad Waller, Director of Communications and Sports Information
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Brandon Beasley of William Penn (Iowa) has been tabbed the NAIA National Division II Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Beasley was selected based on his performances from Feb. 4 - 10 and was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated group winners.
Beasley, a 6-foot-5 senior forward from Indianapolis, Ind., extended William Penn's win streak to 12 games with a pair of double-doubles last week. Overall, he averaged 20.0 points, 16.0 rebounds, 4.5 steals, 4.0 assists and 1.5 blocks. He shot 53.6 percent (15-of-28) from the floor and 2-for-5 (.400) from 3-point range.
In the 91-48 win over AIB (Iowa) Feb. 6, Beasley finished with 12 points, 17 rebounds and three steals in 28 minutes of action. He followed that with his 10th double-double of the year, hitting for 28 points and 15 rebounds in the 96-68 win over then-No. 7 Mount Mercy (Iowa) Feb. 9 in the NAIA Game of the Week.
In national statistics, Beasley ranks eighth in steals (2.6), 16th in points (19.1) and 27th in rebounds (8.5).
The next Player of the Week announcement will be on Feb. 19. For the complete Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: DeAndre Lowery, Ashford (Iowa); Canon Fields, Kansas Wesleyan; Davon Thomas, Jamestown (N.D.); Josh Fugate, Concordia (Mich.); James Parrott, Midland (Neb.); Doug Thomas, Warner Pacific (Ore.); Kenny Gaynor, Cincinnati Christian (Ohio); Patrick Hopkins, Indiana Wesleyan; Ra'shad James, Northwood (Fla.); E'Jay Ward, Tennessee Wesleyan; Darren Moore, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.); Marcus Johnson, York (Neb.).
2012-13 Division II Men's Basketball Players of the Week
Week 1 (Jan. 8): Canon Fields, Kansas Wesleyan
Week 2 (Jan. 15): Patrick Hopkins, Indiana Wesleyan
Week 3 (Jan. 22): Ra'Shad James, Northwood (Fla.)
Week 4 (Jan. 29): Greg Miller, Grace (Ind.)
Week 5 (Feb. 5): Nate Kasper, Taylor (Ind.)
Week 6 (Feb. 12): Brandon Beasley, William Penn (Iowa)