2018-2019 NAIA DII Men's Basketball Player of the Week -- No. 6

2018-2019 NAIA DII Men's Basketball Player of the Week -- No. 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –  Jordan Murdock of Friends (Kan.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Basketball Div. II Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Murdock was selected over a pool of nominated players based on his play from Jan. 7-13.


NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Player of the Week


Jordan Murdock, Friends (Kan.)

6-5 SR G; Wichita, Kan.


  • Jordan Murdock averaged 33.3 ppg, 10.3 rpg and four assists per game in fueling No. 24-Friends (Kan.) to three victories to extend its winning streak to 11 games, its longest such streak since the 2013-14 season. Murdock started the week with an impressive double-double of 37 points, 16 rebounds along with seven assists to lead the Falcons to an 83-64 victory over Avila (Mo.) on Jan. 7. Murdock then dropped 27 points and seven rebounds as the Falcons routed Sterling (Kan.) 107-73 on the road, the biggest margin of victory for Friends since the 2014-15 campaign. Murdock capped the week with a 30-point, eight-rebound performance in the Falcons' 84-69 win over Saint Mary (Kan.) on Jan. 12. He also shot a solid 52.1 percent (25-of-48) from the field in the three wins. Murdock is tops in the KCAC and second in the NAIA in points per game (29.4 ppg) while ranking second in the league in assists per game (4.8 apg) and fifth in rebounds (9.3 rpg).
    • 37 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists in win over Avila (Mo.)
    • 27 points, seven rebounds, three assists in win over Sterling (Kan.)
    • 30 points, eight rebounds, two assists in win over Saint Mary (Kan.)
    • Average: 31.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, four assists


Nominees: Jalen Thompson, Concordia (Mich.); DeMarkus Loman, Union (Ky.); Brevin Sloup, Concordia (Neb.); Jeff Beckman, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Kenny Jackson, Dickinson State (N.D.); Chris Dixon-Williams, Indiana Northwest (Ind.); Austin Tyner, Northwest Christian (Ore.); Kwon Evans, Midway (Ky.); Josiah Barsh, Southeastern (Fla.); Nic Reed, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Zavier Lucero, Cal Maritime

2018-19 Division II Men's Basketball Composite Award Winners

Week 1 (November 28): Malik Martin, Midland (Neb.) 
Week 2 (December 05): Cameron Hunt, Southwestern (Kan.) 
Week 3 (December 12): Justin Martin, Multnomah (Ore.)

Week 4 (January 2): Justin Martin, Multnomah (Ore.)

Week 5 (January 8): Jay Wolfe, Briar Cliff (Iowa)

Week 6 (January 15): Jordan Murdock, Friends (Kan.)


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Championship Information

NAIA DII Men's Basketball Championship

March 11-17, 2020
Sioux Falls, S.D.