NAIA Division I Menís Basketball Player of the Week Ė No. 8 (Feb. 23)
By Scott Barker, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Corday Sims of Peru State (Neb.) was named NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Player of the Week, the national office announced on Tuesday. Sims was selected for his play during the week of Feb. 15 – 21 and was chosen out of the conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners. The final player of the week award will be announced on March 1.
NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Corday Sims, Peru State (Neb.)
6-5, Sr., G, Chicago, Ill.
• Recorded two double-doubles to lead the Bobcats to a 2-0 week.
• Logged 33 points and ten rebounds in a 99-95 win over Grand View (Iowa) on Feb. 17.
• Shot 75 percent (6-of-8) from the 3-point line and 85 percent (6-of-7) from the free throw line en route to a 34 point and ten rebound performance againt (RV) Avila (Mo.) on Feb. 20.
• On the week, he averaged 33.5 points per game, ten rebounds per game and 2.5 assists per game.
• He ranks No. 1 in total scoring (718), No. 2 in total 3-point field goals made (99) and points per game (25.6), and No. 3 in 3-point field goals made per game (3.5).
• This is his second career national player of the week award (Jan. 12, 2016).
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: D'lando Carter, Cumberlands (Ky.); John Hoskins, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Jalen Coates, Montana Tech; Isaiah Harrison, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.); Joe Jackson, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Demetric Austin, Dillard (La.); Richard Shields, St. Gregory's (Okla.); Dalante Dunklin, San Diego Christian (Calif.)
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.)
Week 8 (February 23): Corday Sims, Peru State (Neb.)