By Chad Waller, Director of Communications and Sports Information
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Greg Miller of Grace (Ind.) has been named the NAIA National Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Miller was selected based on his performances from Feb. 3 – Feb. 9 and was chosen out of a pool of conference and independent award winners.
Miller, a 6-foot-6 senior forward, helped the Lancers continue their late-season surge with a pair of wins, including a 76-73 upset of No. 11 Saint Francis (Ind.) on Feb. 8. The native of Akron, Ind., averaged 24.0 points, 12.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He connected on 58 percent (15-of-26) of his shots from the floor and 82 percent (14-of-17) from the foul line. In the victory against the Cougars, he finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds and shot 60 percent (6-of-10) from the field. On Feb. 6, Miller posted 27 points and 14 rebounds in the 68-64 victory over Spring Arbor (Mich.). He ranks eighth in Division II in rebounding (9.9), 42nd in field goal percentage (.541) and 43rd in scoring (18.9).
Grace has now won eight of its last nine games, which includes four upsets of Top-25 ranked opponents.
For a complete list of the national statistical leaders, click here.
The next NAIA National Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Week will be announced on Feb. 18. For the complete Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Johnny Elliott, Northwestern Ohio; Alec Schwab, William Penn (Iowa); Jermain Langley, Brescia (Ky.); Mark Hoge, Jamestown (N.D.); Danny Rudeen, Morningside (Iowa); Brad Karp, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Thaddeus Perry, Ashford (Iowa); Darius Alexander, Sterling (Kan.); Joshua Hart, Virginia Intermont; Thomas Hammock, Bellevue (Neb.); Justyn Watkins, Thomas (Ga.); Eric Thompson, Southern Oregon; Anthony Edwards, William Jessup (Calif.).
2013-14 Division IIMen’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.)