Photo by Wally Feldt, Montana Western Athletics
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Shyke Smalls of Montana Western has been named the NAIA Division I National Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Smalls was selected for his play during the week of Dec. 5 – Dec. 11 and was chosen out of the conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.
NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Shyke Smalls, Montana Western
6-1 Sr., G, Great Falls, Mont.
• Smalls recorded 34 points in 32 minutes of play and 43 seconds of play in the Bulldog’s win over then-No. 6 Carroll (Mont.).
• Shot 52 percent (13-of-25) from the field and 92 percent (11-of-12) from the free throw line.
• Smalls’ posted a career-high 34 points, 25 of them coming in the second half.
• This is his first-career National Player of the Week award.
For a complete list of all the Division I Men’s Basketball statistical leaders, click here.
For the complete NAIA Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Joe Jackson, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Cody Geiger, Evangel (Mo.); David Shepard, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Marquis Yates, Cumberlands (Ky.); Haylen Washington, Coastal Georgia; Marshall Nelson, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Lawrence Russell, The Master's (Calif.)
2016-17 Division I Men's Basketball Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (December 07): George Page, Wiley (Texas)
Week 2 (December 14): Shyke Smalls, Montana Western