By Chad Waller, Director of Communications and Sports Information
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jalen Voss of Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) has been named the NAIA National Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Voss was selected based on his performances from Feb. 10 – 16 and was chosen out of a pool of conference and independent award winners.
Voss, a 6-foot-7 junior forward from Worthington, Minn., put up averages of 33.5 points and 15.5 rebounds while shooting 65 percent (26-of-40) from the floor in two Tiger wins last week. In the 102-85 win over Northwestern (Iowa) on Feb. 12, Voss finished with 33 points, 13 boards and three blocks. Three days later, he posted a season-best 34 points in the 86-72 road win at then-No. 13 Hastings (Neb.). He chipped in 18 rebounds. Overall, he has now recorded 10-or-more points in 25 of his 28 games this year.
Voss ranks third in the Great Plains Athletic Conference in scoring (20.9 ppg) and 21st in Division II.
For a complete list of the national statistical leaders, click here.
The final NAIA National Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Week will be announced on Feb. 25. For the complete Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: David Shepard, Viterbo (Wis.); Brad Karp, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Yusuf Vinson, Dakota State (S.D.); Kevin Mitchell, Indiana Southeast; Joe Mitchell, Friends (Kan.); Jamiel Strickland, Michigan-Dearborn; Derek Hinen, Huntington (Ind.); Thaddeus Perry, Ashford (Iowa); Lee Ames, Bellevue (Neb.); Fred Mattison, Northwood (Fla.); Morgan McLeod, Milligan (Tenn.); Adam Herman, Concordia (Ore.).
2013-14 Division II Men’s Basketball Players of the Week
Week 1 (Jan. 7): Joe Mitchell, Friends (Kan.)
Week 2 (Jan. 14): Derek Semenas, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)
Week 3 (Jan. 21): Floyd Battle, St. Thomas (Fla.)
Week 4 (Jan. 28): IdrisIbnIdris, Bethany (Kan.)
Week 5 (Feb. 4): Chris Solomon, Northwood (Fla.)
Week 6 (Feb. 11): Greg Miller, Grace (Ind.)
Week 7 (Feb. 18): Jalen Voss, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)