2019-20 NAIA Division I Basketball Player of the Week (February 25, 2020)

Men's Basketball - University of Providence

Kansas City, Mo. – Zaccheus Darko-Kelly of Providence (Mont.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Basketball Division I Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Darko-Kelly was nominated for his performances during the week of February 17 – 23 and was selected out of a pool of conference award winners.


Player of the Week

Zaccheus Darko-Kelly, Providence (Mont.)

Jr., Forward, Great Falls, Mont.

  • Recorded a triple-double against Rocky Mountain (Mont.) with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
  • Darko-Kelly has now been named the NAIA DI Men’s Basketball National Player of the Week for three consecutive weeks. The last player to win three times in a season was Corday Sims of Peru State (Neb.) in the 2015-16 season.
  • Weekly Stats:
    • 60 points, 25 rebounds and 17 assists in two games
    • Shot 52.5% from the floor
    • 5-12 from three-point range and 13-17 from the free throw line

Anthony Brown, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) ; Deshawn Munson, Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) ; Malik Amos, Dillard (La.) ; Kadavion Evans, LSU Shreveport (La.) ; Taiveyhon Mason, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; C.j. Williamson, Faulkner (Ala.) ; Ashford Golden, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) ; Austin Dill, William Jessup (Calif.)


2019-20 Division I Men’s Basketball Composite Award Winners

Week 1 (December 03): Nico Clareth, Georgetown (Ky.)

Week 2 (December 10): Brock Gardner, The Master's (Calif.)

Week 3 (January 07): Taylor England, Montana Tech

Week 4 (January 14): Nykolas Mason, SAGU (Texas)

Week 5 (January 21): Densier Carnes, John Brown (Ark.)

Week 6 (January 28): Tevin Olison, Cumberlands (Ky.)

Week 7 (February 04): Malik Amos, Dillard (La.)

Week 8 (February 11): Zaccheus Darko-Kelly, Providence (Mont.)

Week 9 (February 18): Zaccheus Darko-Kelly, Providence (Mont.)

Week 10 (February 26): Zaccheus Darko-Kelly, Providence (Mont.)


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Championship Information

NAIA DI Men's Basketball Championship


March 12-13, 2021
Opening Round
Campus Sites

March 18-23, 2021
Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Mo.