For the second time during his stellar freshman season, Seward County guard Niem Stevenson has been named the KJCCC Player of the Week, as released by the conference on Tuesday.
Stevenson continued to be the driving force for the Saints run back to the top of the Jayhawk West standings this week. The freshman from Dallas, Texas averaged 24.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in a pair of Seward County wins. Wednesday against Colby he scored 21 points in a 78-64 win over Colby and on Saturday he had one of his best performances of the year, going for 28 points and 7 rebounds as Seward went on the road and defeated Hutchinson for just the 5th time in school history.
Including the two times this week, Stevenson has now scored 20 or more points in seven of the Saints last eight games. He currently leads the Saints in scoring at 17.9 points per game on the season and has taken his game even a step higher in Jayhawk West play where he is averaging 20.1 points per game.
Stevenson will lead the Saints into battle on Wednesday in a key Jayhawk West matchup with rival Garden City in the Greenhouse at 8:00. Free tickets are still available courtesy of our buyout sponsor Billy's at their Liberal location as well as at Community Bank, KSCB, and the North Hutch's.