KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jordan Murdock of Friends (Kan.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Basketball Div. II Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Murdock was selected over a pool of nominated players based on his play from Jan. 7-13.
NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Player of the Week
Jordan Murdock, Friends (Kan.)
6-5 SR G; Wichita, Kan.
- Jordan Murdock averaged 33.3 ppg, 10.3
rpgand four assists per game in fueling No. 24-Friends (Kan.) to three victories to extend its winning streak to 11 games, its longest such streak since the 2013-14 season. Murdock started the week with an impressive double-double of 37 points, 16 rebounds along with seven assists to lead the Falcons to an 83-64 victory over Avila (Mo.) on Jan. 7. Murdock then dropped 27 points and seven rebounds as the Falcons routed Sterling (Kan.) 107-73 on the road, the biggest margin of victory for Friends since the 2014-15 campaign. Murdock capped the week with a 30-point, eight-reboundperformance in the Falcons' 84-69 win over Saint Mary (Kan.) on Jan. 12. He also shot a solid 52.1 percent (25-of-48) from the field in the three wins. Murdock is tops in the KCAC and second in the NAIA in points per game (29.4 ppg) while ranking second in the league in assists per game (4.8 apg) and fifth in rebounds (9.3 rpg).
- 37 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists in win over Avila (Mo.)
- 27 points, seven rebounds, three assists in win over Sterling (Kan.)
- 30 points, eight rebounds, two assists in win over Saint Mary (Kan.)
- Average: 31.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, four assists
Nominees: Jalen Thompson, Concordia (Mich.);
2018-19 Division II Men's Basketball Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (November 28): Malik Martin, Midland (Neb.)
Week 2 (December 05): Cameron Hunt, Southwestern (Kan.)
Week 3 (December 12): Justin Martin, Multnomah (Ore.)
Week 4 (January 2): Justin Martin, Multnomah (Ore.)
Week 5 (January 8): Jay Wolfe, Briar Cliff (Iowa)
Week 6 (January 15): Jordan Murdock, Friends (Kan.)
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