By Chad Waller, Director of Communications and Sports Information
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Brandon Davis of LSU Shreveport (La.) has been named the NAIA National Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Davis was selected based on his performances from Feb. 4 - 10 and was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.
Davis earned his first Player of the Week accolades Jan. 8.
Davis, a 6-foot-3 junior forward from Pomona, Calif., posted two 20 point-10 rebound games in a pair of wins for the Pilots. Davis recorded his first triple-double of the year in the 105-97 victory against Texas College Feb. 7. He finished with 28 points, 15 rebounds, 10 assists and three steals as he became the fifth different player in Division I to record a triple-double this year.
In the 97-77 triumph over Huston-Tillotson (Texas) Feb. 9, he went for 22 points and 16 boards for his 10th double-double of the season.
For the week, he put up averages of 25.0 points, 15.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 2.0 steals and shot 45 percent (18-of-40) from the field.
The next Player of the Week announcement will be on Feb. 19. For the complete Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Vernon Payne, Campbellsville (Ky.); Talib Uqdah, Arizona Christian; Antonio Davis, Mid-Continent (Ky.); Phillip Wood, Talladega (Ala.); Daniel Armah, William Woods (Mo.); Jacob Champoux, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Derrick Williams, Peru State (Neb.); David Rawlinson, West Virginia Tech; D. Stephens, Brewton-Parker (Ga.); Eli Baker, Lubbock Christian (Texas).
2012-13 Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Week 1 (Jan. 8): Brandon Davis, LSU Shreveport (La.)
Week 2 (Jan. 15): Marcel Towns, Great Falls (Mont.)
Week 3 (Jan. 22): Anthony Dorsey, Truett-McConnell (Ga.)
Week 4 (Jan. 29): Jeremy Rodgers, Martin Methodist (Tenn.)
Week 5 (Feb. 5): Bryan Bock, Montana Tech
Week 6 (Feb. 13): Brandon Davis, LSU Shreveport (La.)