2022-23 Men's Basketball Players of the Week

2022-23 Men's Basketball Players of the Week

Players of the week are evaluated on their performance during the week prior to the announcement. Each player is selected out of a pool of conference and Independent Institution award winners.


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Week 10 (February 21, 2023)

Player of the Week: Tyler Schmidt, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)

    Schmidt averaged 25.0 ppg in leading the Tigers to their fifth-consecutive CCAC regular-season title this week. He went 11-of-16 from the floor in both games, filling in 22 points in 28 minutes in a 111-67 rout of Governors State. Schmidt then dropped in a game-high 28 points to take down Saint Xavier 85-79 and win the conference crown. He also averaged 6.0 rebounds/game and dished out 6.5 assists/game, including an eight-assist performance against GSU.

Nominees: Corien Pooh Frazier, Mobile (Ala.); Jalen Brooks, LSU Shreveport (La.); Samkelo Cele, Science and Arts (Okla.); Tyler Schmidt, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Jacob Jones, Thomas More (Ky.); Benjamin Ross, Point (Ga.); Alex LittleJohn, Kansas Wesleyan; Marcus Stephens, Providence (Mont.); Little Anderson, Lourdes (Ohio); Ed Wright, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.); Jo Valrie, Point Park (Pa.); Kaleb Lowery, The Master's (Calif.); B.J. Johnson, Crowley's Ridge (Ark.); Abdul Abdullah, Westcliff (Calif.); Chayse Culpepper, Ave Maria (Fla.); Sando Hill, Lyon (Ark.); Branden Northern, Saint Francis (Ind.); Alec Oberhauser, Doane (Neb.); John Evans, Dickinson State (N.D.); Phillip Malatare, Eastern Oregon (Ore.)


Week 9 (February 14, 2023)

Player of the Week: Dillon Carlson, Northwestern (Iowa)

     Carlson hit a career high in scoring twice this week, first with 29 points in a win at Dakota Wesleyan before scoring 35 on Saturday against Mount Marty. He hit a career-high eight threes on Saturday and scored 20 first-half points. He also averaged 4.5 rebounds on the week. Wednesday?s win at Dakota Wesleyan was Northwestern?s first in Mitchell since 2013.

Nominees: Caleb Bellach, Montana Tech; Trevoin Shaw, Paul Quinn (Texas); Seth Maxwell, Indiana Wesleyan; TJ Clardy, Williams Baptist (Ark.); Ameil Malone, St. Andrews (N.C.); Daevonte Munson, Valley City State (N.D.); Cevin Clark, Southwestern (Kan.); Dalton Smith, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Gabe Overway, Aquinas (Mich.); Ke'Andre Penceal, Fisher (Mass.); Seth Compas, Graceland (Iowa); Dillon Carlson, Northwestern (Iowa); Darryl Jones, Tougaloo (Miss.); Reece Spencer, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Jake Johnson, Indiana East; Bailey Talley, Stillman (Ala.); Jake Ohmer, Georgetown (Ky.); Greg Chew, San Diego Christian (Calif.); Tyler Schmidt, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Jamison Guerra, Oregon Tech; Dalon Dean, St. Thomas (Fla.)


Week 8 (February 7, 2023)

Player of the Week: Mason Walters, Jamestown (N.D.)

   Averaged a double-double of 26 points and 10.3 rebounds as Jamestown went 3-0 last week...shot 66 percent from the field, 46.7 percent from three, and 100 percent from the line.


Nominees: C.J. Hines, Faulkner (Ala.); Quentin Harvey, Baker (Kan.); Volante Carroll, Bluefield (Va.); Kenyon Duling, Dillard (La.); Griffin Kliewer, Indiana Wesleyan; Garrett White, Vanguard (Calif.); Alex Nunnally, Harris-Stowe (Mo.); Nick Hart, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Jaden Lietzke, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Tray Spencer, Texas A&M -Texarkana; Querrion Gadson, Bethel (Tenn.); Cory Ainsworth, Cornerstone (Mich.); Thomas Gieske, Mayville State (N.D.); Cesar Meza, Saint Katherine (Ky.); Jalen Stamps, Point Park (Pa.); Cortland Blake, Southwestern Assemblies (Texas); Ke'Andre Penceal, Fisher (Mass.); Jake O'Neil, College of Idaho; Mason Walters, Jamestown (N.D.); Jack Halverson, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Joseph Martz, Warner (Fla.)


Week 7 (January 31, 2023)

Player of the Week: Riley Minix, Southeastern (Fla.)

   Riley Minix continued to put up monster numbers last week, pushing his team to two more SUN wins after tallying 65 points and 26 rebounds in just two contests. The senior averaged 32.5 points per game and 13 rebounds per game and shot 71% from the field. From distance, Minix went 6-10 while also recording six assists on the week. Minix continues to lead the SUN in scoring, rebounding, field-goal percentage, and blocked shots.


Nominees: Elijah Malone, Grace (Ind.); Daevonte Munson, Valley City State (N.D.); Quentin Harvey, Baker (Kan.); Noah Schutte, Concordia (Neb.); Jalen Stamps, Point Park (Pa.); C.J. Hines, Faulkner (Ala.); Tyler Schmidt, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Cevin Clark, Southwestern (Kan.); Davin Walker, Siena Heights (Mich.); Stevie Schlabach, Bushnell (Ore.); Matt Simpson, Florida College; Jahi Hinson, Cumberlands (Ky.); Kingsley Obiorah, UC Merced (Calif.); Christione Rufus, Philander Smith (Ark.); Kaleb Lowery, The Master's (Calif.); Darius Yohe, William Woods (Mo.); Davien Harris-Williams, Providence (Mont.); Jalen Brooks, LSU Shreveport (La.); Riley Minix, Southeastern (Fla.); Jamari Bostic, Bryan (Tenn.)


Week 6 (January 24, 2023)

Player of the Week: Andrew Cook, Carroll (Mont.)

   Cook had an outstanding week, leading the Saints to victories over Montana Western and No. 12 Montana Tech. The Sophomore averaged 27.5 points per game, including a career-high 31 points in the win over UMW. Cook averaged 65.5 percent from the field, and 89.5 percent from the free throw line in the two wins. He averaged 4 assists per game and pulled down six rebounds.


Nominees: Tristen Hull, Ottawa (Kan.); Jalen Brooks, LSU Shreveport (La.); Markelo Sullivan, Union (Ky.); Thomas Gieske, Mayville State (N.D.); Tony Burks, Columbia (Mo.); Jason Hubbard, Taylor (Ind.); Everett Stubblefield, Central Methodist (Mo.); Tyler Robinett, College of Idaho; Hector Rosario, Voorhees (S.C.); Brendan Young, Madonna (Mich.); Maurice Harvey, Wiley (Texas); D'Michael Bellfield, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Aitor Anabitarte, St. Francis (Ill.); Korbin Spencer, Pikeville (Ky.); Elias Ezenekwe, Antelope Valley (Calif.); Jake Johnson, Indiana East; Cashemin Williams, Jessup (Calif.); K'Shun Stokes, Webber International (Fla.); Earl Smith, William Carey (Miss.); Andrew Cook, Carroll (Mont.); Mason Walters, Jamestown (N.D.)


Week 5 (January 16, 2023)

Player of the Week: Akili Vining, Texas Wesleyan

   Scored a career high 45 points on Thursday against Wayland Baptist who was receiving votes at the time. The rams won 95-90. Vining's 45 points was the difference in the game.


Nominees: Alex Littlejohn, Kansas Wesleyan; Riley Minix, Southeastern (Fla.); Ezra McKenna, Mobile (Ala.); Dejon Barney, IU South Bend (Ind.); Kobe Powel, Texas A&M-Texarkana; Paulo Araujo, Bellevue (Neb.); Marcus Stephens, Providence (Mont.); Jovan Debrito, Florida National; Clif Snow, Lourdes (Ohio); Abdul Abdullah, Westcliff (Calif.); Neyland Block, Multnomah (Ore.); Josh Pritchett, Evangel (Mo.); Maurice Harvey, Wiley (Texas); Dillon Carlson, Northwestern (Iowa); Victor Ohia Obioha, The Master's (Calif.); Akili Vining, Texas Wesleyan; Brevin Brimble, Central Baptist (Ark.); Seth Maxwell, Indiana Wesleyan; Elijah White, Bluefield (Ky.); Tae Dozier, Georgetown (Ky.); Cyrie Coates, Point Park (Pa.)

Week 4 (January 10, 2023)

Player of the Week: K'Shun Stokes, Webber International (Fla.)

  In three games, K'Shun Stokes had a huge week for the Warriors. The junior led his team to three wins and recorded 32 points against Coastal Georgia on his way to averaging over 27 points per game.


Nominees: Quincy Reece, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Davonte Craven, Rust (Miss.); Jake Ohmer, Georgetown (Ky.); Ethan Murphy, Washington Adventist (Md.); Ezra McKenna, Mobile (Ala.); Tay Smith, Brescia (Ky.); Alex LittleJohn, Kansas Wesleyan; Sam Ungashick, Benedictine (Kan.); Jason Hubbard, Taylor (Ind.); Tommy Snyder, Holy Cross (Ind.); Jackie Harris, Lourdes (Ohio); Jacob Vis, Dordt (Iowa); Paulo Araujo, Bellevue (Neb.); Jason Udolisa, University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy (Mo.); Kori Guest, Oklahoma City; Caleb Bellach, Montana Tech; Tyrese Taylor, Multnomah (Ore.); Skyler Mckinney, Columbia International (S.C.); Jalen Brooks, LSU Shreveport (La.); Josiah De'laCerda, Ottawa (Ariz.)


Week 3 (January 3, 2023)

Player of the Week: Spencer Hoffman, Bushnell (Ore.)

  Hoffman had another huge weekend as the Beacons won twice to move into a four-way tie for sixth in the CCC after an 0-3 start. He has scored 20 points in eight straight games. In CCC games, he is ranked 2nd for FG%, and 3rd for scoring and rebounding.


Nominees: Cameron Copeland, Tougaloo (Miss.); John Evans, Dickinson State (N.D.); Tafari Thomas, Reinhardt (Ga.); Casey George, Thomas More (Ky.); Alex Littlejohn, Kansas Wesleyan; Rob Gil, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Klajd Kiri, Ave Maria (Fla.); Jacob Durham, Saint Katherine (Ky.); Spencer Hoffman, Bushnell (Ore.); C.J. Hines, Faulkner (Ala.); Xavier Hines, IU Kokomo (Ind.); Hunter Bode, Northwestern Ohio; Langston Gaither, Science and Arts (Okla.); Braylon Steen, Central Baptist (Ark.); Davien Harris-Williams, Providence (Mont.); Tyler Schmidt, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Braxton Cousins, Crowley's Ridge (Ark.); Taeshon Cherry, Marian (Ind.); Seth Compas, Graceland (Iowa); Noah Schutte, Concordia (Neb.)


Week 2 (December 13, 2022)

Player of the Week: Jason Hubbard, Taylor (Ind.)

  Hubbard led the Trojans to two victories, including an impressive display to topple No. 2 Grace 68-62 on Saturday afternoon. The senior averaged a double-double while filling the stat sheet in each contest. Hubbard scored his 2,000th point on a late basket to give Taylor a four-point lead against Grace with just over a minute left. The Miamisburg native shot 56.7 percent from the field and 82.4 percent from the line while connect on three triples to showcase his scoring from all three levels.


Nominees: Riley Minix, Southeastern (Fla.); Alex Nunnally, Harris-Stowe (Mo.); Alex LittleJohn, Kansas Wesleyan; Julien Hunter, IU Kokomo (Ind.); Jason Hubbard, Taylor (Ind.); Jayden DeJoseph, William Jessup (Calif.); Rusmir Hamzic, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Andrew Cook, Carroll (Mont.); Antonio Jones, Wiley (Texas); Donyell Meredith II, IU South Bend (Ind.); Dianthony Heathcock, Columbia International (S.C.); Jules Moor, North Texas at Dallas (Texas); Jalen Brooks, LSU Shreveport (La.); Elias Ezenekwe, Antelope Valley (Calif.); Vatangoe Donzo, Blue Mountain Christian (Miss.); Andrew Rinn, Lawrence Tech (Mich.); Ladarron Cleveland, Florida College; Mason Walters, Jamestown (N.D.); Robert Cunitz, Viterbo (Wis.); Ryley McClaran, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.); Lewis Pope, Northwest (Wash.)


Week 1 (December 6, 2022)

Player of the Week: Rayquan Elliott, Oklahoma Panhandle State

  Rayquan scored 43.0 points per game in three games on the week. He started the week off with 49 points against Barclay, added 33 points against Mid-America Christian and ended the week with 47 points vs. Southwestern Christian


Nominees: Rayquan Elliott, Oklahoma Panhandle State; Riley Minx, Southeastern (Fla.); Lalen Brooks, LSU Shreveport (La.); Andrew O'Brien, Southwestern (Kan.); Landon Seaman, Menlo (Calif.); Javon Buchanan, Indiana Wesleyan; Duke Hardin, Williams Baptist (Ark.); Jibril Harris, Peru State (Kan.); Trace Hill, Faulkner (Ala.); Jaeden Kind, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Colt Meyer, IU East (Ind.); Thomas Miles, Warner Pacific (Ore.); Koln Oppold, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.); Joseph Owens, Valley City State (N.D.); Noah Pack, Thaoms More (Ky.); Miles Pennington, Cal Maritime (Calif.); Andrew Rinn, Lawrence Tech; Matt Simpson, Florida College; Antonio Spencer, Reinhardt (Ga.); Brendan Temple, Carroll (Mont.) 


2022-23 Composite Winners

Week 1 (December 6, 2022): Rayquan Elliott, Oklahoma Panhandle State

Week 2 (December 13, 2022): Jason Hubbard, Taylor (Ind.)

Week 3 (January 3, 2023): Spencer Hoffman, Bushnell (Ore.)

Week 4 (January 10, 2023): K'Shun Stokes, Webber International (Fla.)