2017-18 NCAC Men's Basketball Players of the Week

 
January 15th
 

Kelvin Jones, Hiram
(Sheffield Lake, OH/Brookside) 

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 40 (20.0 ppg)
FG/FGA: 17/22 (.772)
FT/FTA: 6/8 (.750)
Rebounds: 24 (12.0 rpg)
Assists: 5 (2.5 apg)

Hiram senior forward Kelvin Jones led the Terriers to a 2-0 record in conference play last week by averaging a double-double and shooting 77 percent from the field. Jones first dropped 21 points and 14 rebounds in an 88-79 victory over No. 17 Ohio Wesleyan, before notching his ninth double-double of the season on Saturday with 19 points and 10 rebounds in a 99-77 win over Kenyon. In the two games combined, Jones shot 17-for-22 from the field and also knocked down 6-of-8 attempts at the free throw line.

January 8th
 

Jack Coulter, Denison
(San Francisco, CA/St. Ignatius) 

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 43 (21.5 ppg)
FG/FGA: 15/30 (.500)
3FG/3FGA: 13/27 (.481)
Assists: 3 (1.5 apg)

Denison sophomore guard Jack Coulter led the Big Red in a 97-72 win at Allegheny with a career-high 32 points on 10-of-19 shooting from three-point range. The 10 three-point buckets broke both DU’s program record and the arena record at Allegheny’s David V. Wise Center, while also tying the NCAC mark achieved twice before by Earlham’s Travis Brett against DePauw in 2002 and OWU’s Nick Felhaber against Oberlin in 2015. In addition, Coulter also scored 11 points and dished out a pair of assists in an 89-70 loss at No. 9 Ohio Wesleyan on Wednesday. In the two games combined, Coulter scored 43 points, while shooting 50 percent (15-of-30) from the field and 48 percent (13-of-27) from long distance.

January 3rd
 

Spencer Williams, Wooster
(Warrensville Hts., OH/Orange) 

GP/GS: 3/3
Points: 68 (22.7 ppg)
FG/FGA: 25/45 (.556)
3FG/3FGA: 4/10 (.400)
FT/FTA: 14/19 (.737)
Rebounds: 13 (4.3 rpg)
Assists: 7 (2.3 apg)

Wooster senior guard Spencer Williams was the catalyst behind a trio of wins for the Fighting Scots over the holiday break. He opened the two-week stretch by scoring a career-high 25 against SUNY-Brockport in the championship game of the Mauro Panaggio Tournament in Daytona Beach, Florida. In Wooster’s own E.M. Mose “Hole”/Kiwanis Classic, he then scored 18 in a 76-75 win over WPI and once again matched his career-high with 25 in a 77-68 win over previously unbeaten Emory & Henry. He shot 50 percent or better from the field in all three victories, highlighted by nailing 10-of-16 attempts from the field in the win over E&H. Williams, who was named the MVP of both tournaments over the break, also tallied 13 rebounds (4.3 rpg) and seven assists (2.3 apg) during the three-game stretch.

December 18th
 

Jordan Rawls, Allegheny
(Pittsburgh, PA/Taylor Allderdice) 

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 45 (22.54)
FG/FGA: 13/26 (.500)
3FG/3FGA: 7/14 (.500)
FT/FTA: 12/15 (.750)
Rebounds: 21 (10.5 rpg)
Assists: 3 (1.5 apg)
Blocks: 3 (1.5 bpg)

Allegheny sophomore forward Jordan Rawls played a crucial role in leading the Gators to their first two NCAC wins of the season last weekend against DePauw, 70-57, and Wabash, 75-71. In the win over DePauw, Rawls erupted for game-highs of 29 points and 14 rebounds, while also shooting 8-for-15 from the field and 5-for-9 from beyond the arc. A day later in the comeback win over Wabash, he again led the Gators with 16 and tied for the team lead with seven rebounds and two blocked shots. In the two games combined, he shot 50 percent (13-for-26) from the field, 50 percent (7-for-14) from beyond the arc and 75 percent (12-for-15) from the free throw line.

December 11th
 

Spencer Williams, Wooster
(Warrensville Hts., OH/Orange) 

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 43 (21.5 ppg)
FG/FGA: 15/25 (.600)
3FG/3FGA: 6/10 (.600) 
FT/FTA: 7/9 (.778)
Rebounds: 6 (3.0 rpg)
Steals: 5 (2.5 spg)
Assists: 8 (4.0 apg)

Wooster senior guard Spencer Williams recorded a pair of 20-point performances last week in wins over Hiram, 91-70, and DePauw, 83-63. Against Hiram, Williams poured in 21 points, dished out six assists and pulled down five rebounds, before scoring a game-high 22 on Saturday at DePauw after shooting 8-for-11 from the field, 4-for-5 from three-point range and a perfect 2-for-2 from the line. In the two games combined, Williams shot 60 percent (15-for-25) from the field, 60 percent (6-for-10) from beyond the arc and 78 percent (7-for-9) from the free throw line.

December 4th
 

Jack Davidson, Wabash
(Fishers, IN/Hamilton Southeastern)

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 52 (26.0)
FG/FGA: 16/30 (.533)
3FG/3FGA: 7/13 (.538) 
FT/FTA: 13/14 (.929)
Rebounds: 18 (9.0 rpg)
Assists: 8 (4.0 apg)

Wabash freshman guard Jack Davidson continued his torrid start to his collegiate career in a pair of wins last week against Earlham, 82-69, and Wooster, 85-72. Davidson flirted with a triple-double against Earlham with 35 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, before adding 17 points and seven more rebounds in Wabash’s first win at Wooster since 2011. In the two games combined, Davidson shot 53 percent (16-of-30) from the field, 54 percent (7-of-13) from beyond the arc and a near perfect 93 percent (13-of-14) from the free throw line.  

November 27th
 

Seth Clark, Ohio Wesleyan
(Lewis Center, OH/Olentangy) 

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 52 (26.0 ppg)
FG/FGA: 20/34 (.588) 
3FG/3FGA: 10/18 (.556) 
FT/FTA: 2/2 (1.000)
Rebounds: 15 (7.5 rpg)
Assists: 4 (2.0 apg)

For the second week in a row, Ohio Wesleyan senior guard Seth Clark earned the NCAC Player of the Week award after he averaged 26.0 points in a pair of wins over Otterbein, 81-59, and Capital, 87-70, as part of the NCAC/OAC Challenge. He was one rebound shy of a double-double against Otterbein with 28 points and nine rebounds, before adding another 24 points and six rebounds in the victory over Capital. In the two games combined, Clark shot 20-for-34 (.588) from the field, which included knocking down 10-of-18 (.556) attempts from three-point range.

November 20th
   

Seth Clark, Ohio Wesleyan
(Lewis Center, OH/Olentangy) 

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 50 (25.0 ppg)
FG/FGA: 20/31 (.645) 
3FG/3FGA: 8/16 (.500) 
FT/FTA: 2/3 (.667)
Rebounds: 11 (5.5 rpg)
Assists: 9 (4.5 apg)

Ohio Wesleyan senior guard Seth Clark had pinpoint accuracy from the field in leading the Bishops to a pair of wins over Trine, 99-96, and Albion, 98-60, as part of the NCAC/MIAA Challenge last weekend in Gambier, Ohio. He opened the season by scoring 34 points in the win over Trine after shooting 13-of-19 from the field and 6-of-11 from three-point range. He then added 16 points in the win over Albion on 7-of-12 shooting from the field and a 2-of-5 clip from long distance. In the two games combined, he also added 11 rebounds (5.5 rpg) and nine assists (4.5 apg).