NAIA Division I Menís Basketball Player of the Week Ė No. 9 (March 1)
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. 22 – 28 and was chosen out of the conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners. This is the final award of the 2016 season.
NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Corday Sims, Peru State (Neb.)
6-5, Sr., G, Chicago, Ill.
• Recorded 33 points and four rebounds against Baker (Kan.) in a 90-81 win on Feb. 24.
• Led the Bobcats to their fifth-straight victory by recording his 11th double-double on the season (32 points and 14 rebounds) against Evangel (Mo.) on Feb 27, (91-67). The win also secured a share of the Heat of America Athletic Conference regular-season title.
• Shot 45 percent (18-of-40) from the field, 44 percent (8-of-18) from the 3-point arc and 91 percent (21-of-23) from the charity stripe on the week.
• Became Peru State’s all-time single-season leading scorer with 783 points passing up Bobcat Hall of Famer Danny Shouse’s mark of 771 points in 1978-79.
• He has scored 30-plus points in six-straight games and ranks second in the NAIA in points per game (26.1).
• This is his third career national player of the week award (Feb. 23, 2016 and 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: Taran Buie, Science & Arts (Okla.); Xavier Owens, Cumberlands (Ky.); Deon Fisher, Jarvis Christian (Texas); Warren Edmondson, Montana State-Northern; Will Harrington, Missouri Baptist; De'andre Scott, Tougaloo (Miss.); Desmond DeRamus, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.); Terrell Funches, Biola (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.)
Week 9 (March 1): Corday Sims, Peru State (Neb.)