By Spencer Scheve, Athletics Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Rashad Brackeen of Peru State (Neb.) has been named the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Brackeen was selected for his play during the week of Jan. 16-22 and was chosen out of the conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.
Division I Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Rashad Brackeen, Peru State (Neb.)
6-6, Sr., G, Oakland, Calif.
• In a 104-102 victory over Missouri Valley, Brackeen recorded 31 points, four rebounds and four assists.
• In a 102-82 victory over Evangel (Mo.), Brackeen scored 34 points and grabbed six rebounds and posted three assists.
• Broke the Peru State school record for most three-point field goals made in a game (10). The previous school record was eight.
• Averaged 32.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists during the week.
For a complete list of all the Division I Men’s Basketball statistical leaders, click here.
For the complete NAIA Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Zach Taylor, Carroll (Mont.); Brandon Moss, LSU Alexandria; Kelsley Wilkinson, Cumberlands (Ky.); J.t. Jones, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Christopher Ward, Philander Smith (Ark.); Dion Rogers, Texas Wesleyan; Kieston Standfield, Middle Georgia State; Timothy Soares, The Master's (Calif.)
2016-17 Division I Men's Basketball Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (December 07): George Page, Wiley (Texas)
Week 2 (December 14): Shyke Smalls, Montana Western
Week 3 (January 04): Di'mar Hill, Faulkner (Ala.)
Week 4 (January 11): Joshua Simmons, Southwestern Christian (Okla.)
Week 5 (January 18): Ricardo Artis, Wiley (Texas)
Week 6 (January 25): Rashad Brackeen, Peru State (Neb.)