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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Adam Herman of Concordia (Ore.) has been named the NAIA National Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Herman was selected based on his performances from Jan. 9 – 15 and was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.
Herman led the Cavaliers to two road wins in the Cascade Collegiate Conference last week. The 6-foot-6 sophomore forward scored the final 10 points of the game as Concordia came back to defeat Northwest Christian (Ore.), 78-76, on Jan. 13. He finished with 24 points, five rebounds and four steals after Concordia trailed by as many as 19 points. In the 80-70 win over Corban (Ore.) the following day, Herman recorded his seventh double-double of the year with 28 points and 10 boards. He went 8-for-9 (.889) from the field and added three assists.
The native of Vancouver, Wash., averaged 26.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals on the week. He shot 72 percent (18-for-25) overall and 13 of 15 (.867) from the foul line.
Herman ranks first in the NAIA in field goal percentage (.704) and 13th in scoring (20.1 ppg).
The next Player of the Week announcement will be on Jan. 24.
Nominees: Keith Steffeck, William Penn (Iowa); Jesse Bean, Dakota State (S.D.); Adam Brown, Sterling (Kan.); Rodney Bartholomew, Indiana Tech ; Dennis Norford, Fisher (Mass.); Byron Jones, Jamestown (N.D.); Marcus Johnson, York (Neb.); Marqus Crawford, William Jessup (Calif.); Isaac Wilson, Alice Lloyd (Ky.); Bruce Grimm Jr., Grace (Ind.); LaBris Adams, Montreat (N.C.); Walker Seim, Northwestern (Iowa); Jonathan Dunn, Northwood (Fla.); Robert Jackson, Calumet (Ind.).
2011-12 Composite Award Winners
Week 1: Bobby Hunter, Oregon Tech
Week 2: Caleb Kennedy, Huntington (Ind.)
Week 3: Adam Herman, Concordia (Ore.)