By Spencer Scheve, Athletics Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Gilbert Talbot of LSU-Alexandria (La.) has been named the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Talbot was selected for his play during the week of Jan. 30- Feb. 5 and was chosen out of the conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.
Division I Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Gilbert Talbot, LSU-Alexandria (La.)
6-10, Sr., C, Houma, La.
• Talbot set an LSU-Alexandria school record of 18 rebounds in a 75-66 victory over then-No. 17 LSU-Shreveport (La.). He also hit four free throws in the final 90 seconds to seal the win over the Pilots.
• Talbot recorded 20 points and 14 rebounds in an 84-62 victory over Paul Quinn (Texas).
• Posted back-to-back double-doubles.
• Averaged 17.5 points, 16.0 rebounds and 2.0 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: Xavielle Brown, Park (Mo.); Ron Lee, Central Methodist (Mo.); Najeal Young, Texas Wesleyan; Caleb Chowbay, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Gilbert Talbot, LSU Alexandria; Andravious Smith, Tougaloo (Miss.); Zach Taylor, Carroll (Mont.); Zach Landis, Life (Ga.); Liam Hunt, Hope International (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
Week 8 (February 8): Gilbert Talbot, LSU Alexandria