Menefee Named Division II Men's Basketball Player of the Week - #3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nathan Menefee of Evergreen State College (Wash.) was named the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Menefee received the honor based on his performances from Jan. 11-17. He was chosen out of a pool of player of the week selections among 16 conferences and independents.

Menefee, a 5-11 senior guard from Tacoma, Wash., was a big reason for Evergreen State to regain a share of the Cascade Collegiate Conference lead with a two-win week. On Jan. 15, Menefee hit for his seventh 30-point game this year by dropping in 38 in the 107-97 win over Concordia (Ore.). He was a sizzling 17-of-18 (.944) from the charity stripe and added five assists, four rebounds and three steals. The next day at No. 6 Warner Pacific (Ore.), Menefee put together a 25-point, five-steal night in the 73-72 upset.

On the week, Menefee played all 80 minutes and averaged 31.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 steals and 3.5 assists. He shot 18-of-42 (.429) from the field, 3-of-10 (.300) from 3-point range and 24-of-29 (.828) from the foul line.

In national statistics, Menefee ranks third in scoring (27.0 ppg), 14th in steals per game (2.7 spg) and 28th in assists per game (4.4 apg).