NAIA Division I Menís Basketball Player of the Week Ė No. 7 (Feb. 16)
By Scott Barker, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Quintarius Porter of Tougaloo (Miss.) was named NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Player of the Week, the national office announced on Tuesday. Porter was selected for his play during the week of Feb. 8 – 14 and was chosen out of the conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners. The eighth player of the week award will be announced on Feb. 23.
NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Quintarius Porter, Tougaloo (Miss.)
6-5, Sr., G/F, Jackson, Miss.
• Recorded two double-doubles to lead the Bulldogs to a 2-0 week.
• Logged 32 points and 11 rebounds in a 103-100 win over then-No. 6 Talladega (Ala.) on Feb. 8.
• Broke the conference and school single-game scoring record with 51 points in a 116-77 win over NCAA DIII Rust College (Miss.) on Feb. 11. He also added 13 rebounds, six assists and two steals in the contest.
• Shot 48 percent (28-of-58) from the field, 40 percent (13-of-32) from the 3-point line and was a perfect 14-of-14 from the charity stripe.
• This is his first career national player of the week award.
For a complete list of all the Men’s Basketball Division I statistical leaders, click here.
For the complete NAIA Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Saajid Polite, William Jessup (Calif.); Ron Lee, Central Methodist (Mo.); Shai Fields, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Dexter Williams Jr., Montana Western; Xavielle Brown, Park (Mo.); Robert Waters, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Chris Johnson, St. Catharine (Ky.); Nick Parker, Loyola (La.); Seth Fitzgerald, Allen (S.C.)
2015-16 Division I Men's Basketball Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (January 5): Xavielle Brown, Park (Mo.)
Week 2 (January 12): Corday Sims, Peru State (Neb.)
Week 3 (January 19): Xavielle Brown, Park (Mo.)
Week 4 (January 26): Shunquez Stephens, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)
Week 5 (February 2): Jerell Ellis, Texas Wesleyan
Week 6 (February 9): Match Burnham, Carroll (Mont.)
Week 7 (February 17): Quintarius Porter, Tougaloo (Miss.)