KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Anthony Dorsey of Truett-McConnell (Ga.) has been named the NAIA National Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Dorsey was selected based on his performances from Jan. 14 - 20 and was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.
Dorsey, a native of St. Petersburg, Fla., played a key role in Truett-McConnell's (Ga.) 2-0 week that included a 92-79 win over Coastal Georgia on Jan. 14 and a 68-65 victory at Brewton-Parker (Ga.) on Jan. 17. The senior forward averaged 30.5 points on 65.1 percent (28-of-43) shooting. He also averaged 8.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and two steals per game for the week. Dorsey's back-to-back 20-plus point performances gives him 17 on the season, including a current streak of nine-straight.
Against Coastal Georgia, Dorsey fell just one point shy of tying a season-high with 38 points on 18-of-26 (69.2 percent) shooting. He also added eight rebounds and three steals in the win. With the performance, Dorsey eclipsed the 1,000 career point plateau. He concluded his stellar week with a 23-point and eight rebound effort against Brewton-Parker.
On the season, Dorsey leads the NAIA in points per game (27.9) and total scoring (531).
For a complete listing of all the national statistical leaders, click here.
The next Player of the Week announcement will be on Jan. 29. For the complete Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Latraius Mosley, Life (Ga.); Richard Johnson, Allen (S.C.); Kofi Josephs, John Brown (Ark.); Robert Martinez, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); James Holmes, Great Falls (Mont.); Jordan Epps, Missouri Valley; Tyler Morgan, Shawnee State (Ohio); Anthony Simmons, Xavier (La.); Jordan Dressler, Columbia (Mo.); Leif Karlberg, The Master's (Calif.).
2012-13 Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Week 1 (Jan. 8): Brandon Davis, LSU Shreveport (La.)
Week 2 (Jan. 15): Marcel Towns, Great Falls (Mont.)
Week 3 (Jan. 22): Anthony Dorsey, Truett-McConnell (Ga.)