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NAIA Menís Division II Basketball Player of the Week Ė No. 5 (Feb. 2)

February 02, 2016
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By Scott Barker, Communications and Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jesse Jones of Midland (Neb.) was named NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Player of the Week, the national office announced on Tuesday. Jones was selected for his play during the week of Jan. 25 – 31 and was chosen out of the conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.

NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Jesse Jones, Midland (Neb.)
5-9, Sr., G, Houston, Texas

• Averaged a near triple-double with 39.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 9.0 assists to lead the Warriors to a 2-0 week.
• Recorded his second double-double of the season with 33 points and 10 assists in a 92-63 win over Nebraska Wesleyan on Jan. 27. He also added five rebounds and one steal in the contest.
• Logged 45 points, 15 rebounds, eight assists and two steals in a 95-78 upset victory over then-No. 3 Briar Cliff (Iowa). The double-double was his third of the season.
• Set the single-game team-high for points, rebounds and assists this season. Point and rebound single-game totals were also a career-best.
• Shot 67 percent (31-of-46) from the field, 50 percent (6-of-12) from the 3-point line and was 10-of-15 from the charity stripe on the week.
• This is his first-career national player of the week award.

For a complete list of all the Division II Men’s Basketball statistical leaders, click here.

For the complete NAIA Player of the Week calendar, click here.

Nominees: Nominees: Austin Morris, Brescia (Ky.); Aaron Larson, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Erik Brewer, Waldorf (Iowa); Dominez Burnett, Davenport (Mich.); Leland Robinson, Tennessee Wesleyan; Grant Greenberg, Saint Mary (Kan.); Aitor Zubizarreta, College of Idaho; Lane Mahurin, Indiana Wesleyan; Warren Hall, Warner (Fla.); Logan Skurdal, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.).

2015-16 Division II Men's Basketball Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (January 5): Ilya Ilyayev, St. Francis (Ill.)
Week 2 (January 12): Brandon Vanderhegghen, Grace (Ind.)
Week 3 (January 19): Travis Giesselmann, Nebraksa Wesleyan
Week 4 (January 26): Aaron Larson, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
Week 5 (February 2): Jesse Jones, Midland (Neb.)