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Player of the Week - No. 9

March 01, 2011
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Reggie Bunch of Robert Morris (Ill.) has been named the final NAIA National Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Bunch was selected for the second-straight week based on his performances from Feb. 21 - 27 and was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.

Bunch, a senior from Racine, Wis., led the top-ranked Eagles to their 14th and 15th-consecutive wins and finished the regular-season undefeated in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference action. The 6-5 forward guided the Eagles to a 107-78 win over Roosevelt (Ill.) on Feb. 23, scoring 30 points on 15-of-18 shooting. He also added 14 rebounds and four assists. Bunch continued his hot streak by collecting 27 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field against arch-rival St. Xavier (Ill.) on Feb. 26.

For the week, he averaged 28.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 blocks and shot 80.6 percent (25-for-31) from the floor.

Nationally, the senior ranks third in field goal percentage (.635), sixth in rebounding (10.4 rpg) and 15th in blocks per game (1.7 bpg).

Nominees: Derrick Parker, LSU Shreveport (La.); Mario Luckett, Tougaloo (Miss.); Andre Crudup, Bethel (Tenn.); Mark Celaya, Great Falls (Mont.); Kashiff Carr, St. Catharine (Ky.); Chad Gillaspy, Evangel (Mo.); Nick Lagroone, Southern Wesleyan (S.C.); Andy Wolff, McKendree (Ill.); A.J. Thomas, Southern Nazarene (Okla.); Justin Johnson, Concordia (Calif.).

2011 Composite Award Winners
Week 1: Preston Branson, Westmont (Calif.)
Week 2: Tyler Morgan, Shawnee State (Ohio)
Week 3: Andy Garland, Carroll (Mont.)
Week 4: Corey Gray, Loyola (La.)
Week 5: Maurice Foster, Oklahoma Baptist
Week 6: Demetrius Evans, Southwest (N.M.)
Week 7: Brance Davenport, LSU Shreveport (La.)
Week 8: Reggie Bunch, Robert Morris (Ill.)
Week 9: Reggie Bunch, Robert Morris (Ill.)