By Spencer Scheve, Athletics Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Torren Jones of William Penn (Iowa) has been named the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Jones was selected for his play during the week of Feb. 13 - 19 and was chosen out of the conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.
Division I Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Torren Jones, William Penn (Iowa)
6-9, Sr., F, Chandler, Ariz.
• Jones posted 70 points, while leading the Statesmen to three victories last week.
• Recorded 13 points, 14 rebounds and one block against Missouri Valley to record his 20th double-double of the season.
• Posted 23 points, 10 rebounds and two steals in an 85-69 victory over Clarke (Iowa) to record his 21st double-double of the season.
•.Logged 34 points and 18 rebounds in a 96-84 victory over Graceland (Iowa) to post his 22nd double-double this year.
• Averaged 23.2 points, 14.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals 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: Brian Sylvester, LSU Alexandria; DaShaun Stark, William Woods (Mo.); Diondrey Holt, Jr., Cumberland (Tenn.); Dom Robinson, Montana Western; Nick Parker, Loyola (La.); Christopher Ward, Philander Smith (Ark.); Taran Buie, Science & Arts (Okla.); Patson Siame, Arizona Christian
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
Week 9 (February 15): Zach Hinton, Rocky Mountain (Mont.)
Week 10 (February 22): Torren Jones, William Penn (Iowa)