By Spencer Scheve, Athletics Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lou Dunbar of Oklahoma City has been named the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Dunbar was selected for his play during the week of Jan. 23-29 and was chosen out of the conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.
Division I Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Lou Dunbar, Oklahoma City
6-3, Jr., G, Seabrook, Texas
• Dunbar is the first athlete to score 50 or more points for Oklahoma City in its NAIA era. The Stars joined the NAIA in 1985-86.
• The last time an Oklahoma City athlete scored 50 or more points in a game was on Dec. 4, 1967, by Rich Travis.
• Dunbar tied Oklahoma City’s all-time 3-point field goals made in a game (11). The record was first set by Oklahoma City’s Tony Terrell in 1991 and later tied by the Stars’ Eric Tatum in 2004.
• Dunbar fired 11 of 14 from the 3-point line against Science & Arts.
• Dunbar followed his 50-point career-high game by collecting 26 points in an 86-63 victory over Bacone (Okla.).
• Averaged 38.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 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: Ron Lee, Central Methodist (Mo.); Brian Sylvester, LSU Alexandria; Torin Washington, William Woods (Mo.); Zavon Jackson, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Jalen McGaughy, Dillard (La.); Dalarian Williams, Life (Ga.); Johnny Griffin Jr., Loyola (La.); Reid Shackelford, The Master's (Calif.)
2016-17 Division I Men's Basketball Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (December 7): George Page, Wiley (Texas)
Week 2 (December 14): Shyke Smalls, Montana Western
Week 3 (January 4): 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.)
Week 7 (February 1): Lou Dunbar, Oklahoma City