By Chad Waller, Director of Communications and Sports Information
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Brandon Davis of LSU Shreveport (La.) (photo courtesy of Bill Wood Photography) has been tabbed the NAIA National Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Davis was selected based on his performances from Dec. 31 - Jan. 6 and was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.
Davis, a 6-foot-3 junior forward from Pomona, Calif., made a splash in his first collegiate game as a Pilot. In the 115-85 victory over Huston-Tillotson (Texas) on Jan. 5, he finished with 31 points, 20 rebounds, five assists and three steals. He shot 12-of-21 (.571) from the field, including 3-of-5 (.600) from long-distance.
He is just the ninth player in Division I to record 20-or-more rebounds in a single game.
For a complete listing of all the national statistical leaders, click here.
The next Player of the Week announcement will be on Jan. 15. For the complete Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Greg Thomas, Life (Ga.); Dakota Downs, Concordia (Calif.); Alen Hadzimahovic, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Jeremiah Dunnings, William Carey (Miss.); Denzell Erves, Xavier (La.); Marcel Towns, Great Falls (Mont.); Tyler Morgan, Shawnee State (Ohio); Daniel Armah, William Woods (Mo.); Charlie Shorter, Mid-America Christian (Okla.).
2012-13 Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Week 1 (Jan. 8): Brandon Davis, LSU Shreveport (La.)