KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jalen Hearn of Ohio Christian has been named the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Hearn was chosen for his performances from February 12 – 18 and was selected out of a pool of conference award winners.
NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Player of the Week
Jalen Hearn, Ohio Christian
6-0, Sr., G, Columbus, Ohio
• Hearn set an NAIA record with 19 3-pointers en route to 59 points to lead his team to a 157-77 win over Point Park (Pa.).
• The senior shot 19-of-26 (73.1) percent from beyond the arc against the Pioneers.
• Added a double-double – 21 points and 11 rebounds – in a loss to then-No. 2 IU East (Ind.).
• Weekly Stats (two games):
o Averaged 40.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.5
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Nominees: Sam Vander Sluis, Cornerstone (Mich.); Osandai Vaughn, Webber International (Fla.); Gage Ott, Bethel (Ind.); Aaron Levarity, Milligan (Tenn.); Marcus White, Dickinson State (N.D.); Jorge Cano, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Mitchell Fink, Oregon Tech; Cameron Hunt, Southwestern (Kan.); Tyler Hedlund, Hastings (Neb.); Anthony Kellum, Fisher (Mass.); Jalen Miller, Governors State (Ill.).
2017-18 Division II Men’s Basketball Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (Nov. 28): Ryan Williams, Midland (Neb.)
Week 2 (Dec. 5): Derek Hinen, Saint Francis (Ind.)
Week 3 (Dec. 12): Nathan Wedel, Northwestern (Iowa)
Week 4 (Jan. 2): Clay Reimers, Concordia (Neb.)
Week 5 (Jan. 9): Haylen Washington, Coastal Georgia
Week 6 (Jan. 16): Michael Loomis, Northwest Christian (Ore.)
Week 7 (Jan. 23): Nic Reed, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
Week 8 (Jan. 30): Osandai Vaughn, Webber International (Fla.)
Week 9 (Feb. 6): Jordan Murdock, Friends (Kan.)
Week 10 (Feb. 13): Deion
Week 11 (Feb. 20): Jalen Hearn, Ohio Christian