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NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – No. 8 (Feb. 23)

February 23, 2016
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By Scott Barker, Communications and Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –Austin Fox of Saint Francis (Ind.) was named NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Player of the Week, the national office announced on Tuesday. Fox 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.

NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Austin Fox, Saint Francis (Ind.)
6-3, Sr., F, Muncie, Ind.

• Led the Cougars to a 2-0 week by averaging a double-double.
• Recorded 17 points, 17 rebounds and two assists in an 81-70 win over then-No. 13 Bethel (Ind.) on Feb. 16.
• Logged his 17th double-double (28 points and 14 rebounds) in an 87-74 victory over then-No. 4 Indiana Wesleyan on Feb. 20.
• Shot 81 percent (17-of-21) from the field and 61 percent (11-of-18) from the foul line.
• Currently ranks No. 2 in defensive rebounds per game (8.6), total rebounds per game (11.3) and total rebounds (340).
• 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: Cory Cox, Cornerstone (Mich.); Deion McClenton, Keiser (Fla.); Jonathan Gidson, Bethany (Kan.); Kelvin Goodwin, Point Park (Pa.); Clay Harreld, Briar Cliff (Iowa); Brandon Cole, Bryan (Tenn.); Kyle Kilgore, Dakota State (S.D.); Lavar Moore, Oregon Tech; LaBradford Sebree, Purdue Calumet (Ind.); Roman Delgado, Cal Maritime

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.)
Week 8 (February 23): Austin Fox, Saint Francis (Ind.)