By: Spencer Scheve,Athletics Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jay Mayernik of Northwest Christian (Ore.) has been named the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Mayernik was selected for his play during the week of Jan. 16 - 22 and was chosen out of the conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.
Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Jay Mayernik, Northwest Christian (Ore.)
6-7, Sr., Springfield, Ore.
• Mayernik posted 37 points, while leading the Beacons to two victories over two Top 25 opponents.
• Recorded 16 points, eight rebounds, two assists and four blocks in a win over then-No. 5 Eastern Oregon, 93-90.
• Posted 21 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three blocks in a victory over then-No. 17 College of Idaho, 84-80.
• Leads the NAIA in defensive rebounds per game (8.6) and total rebounds per game (12.4).
• Mayernik averaged .867 from the field and .846 from the free throw line.
• Averaged 18.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 3.5 blocks throughout the week.
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: Erich Erdman, Briar Cliff (Iowa); Kyle Steigenga, Cornerstone (Mich.); Nic Reed, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Kyle Kilgore, Dakota State (S.D.); Logan Bullinger, Ottawa (Kan.); Gerrard Newby, Union (Ky.); Nick Johnson, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Kayode Daboiku, Brescia (Ky.); Raheem Bowman, St. Thomas (Fla.); Nick Kindig, Bethel (Ind.)
2016-17 Division II Men's Basketball Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (November 30): Warren Hall, Warner (Fla.)
Week 2 (December 07): Grant Greenberg, Saint Mary (Kan.)
Week 3 (December 14): Daniel Woll, Huntington (Ind.)
Week 4 (January 04): Warren Hall, Warner (Fla.)
Week 5 (January 11): Grant Greenberg, Saint Mary (Kan.)
Week 6 (January 18): Lane Mahurin, Indiana Wesleyan
Week 7 (January 25): Jay Mayernik, Northwest Christian (Ore.)