NAIA Menís Division II Basketball Player of the Week Ė No. 7 (Feb. 16)
By Scott Barker, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Dewaine Lyals of Webber International (Fla.) was named NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Player of the Week, the national office announced on Tuesday. Lyals 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 final player of the week will be announced Feb. 23.
NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Dewaine Lyals, Webber International (Fla.)
6-7, Sr., C, Wildwood, Fla.
• Led the Warriors to a 2-0 week by averaging a double-double on the week.
• Recorded 26 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in a 95-83 win over Johnson & Wales (Fla.) on Feb. 10.
• Logged his eighth double-double (39 points and 12 rebounds) in an 85-82 win over Southeastern (Fla.) on Feb. 13.
• His 39 points against Southeastern is a new career-high.
• Shot 56 percent (26-of-46) from the field and 65 percent (13-of-20) from the foul line.
• 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: Kyle Steigenga, Cornerstone (Mich.); Aaron Larson, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); J.d. Tucker, Union (Ky.); Kyle Kilgore, Dakota State (S.D.); Cameron Clark, Southwestern (Kan.); Taylor Young, Warner Pacific (Ore.); Cody Stumbo, Alice Lloyd (Ky.); Josh Ashwill, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Trey Bardsley, Nebraska Wesleyan; Taureaus Maxwell, Pacific Union (Calif.); Cameron Coleman, York (Neb.)
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.)
Week 6 (February 9): Aaron Larson, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
Week 7 (February 17): Dewaine Lyals, Webber International (Fla.)