Niem Nails Down Fourth KJCCC Weekly Honor
KSCB News - January 27, 2016 3:01 pm
Seward County sophomore Niem Stevenson earned his league high fourth Jayhawk Conference Player of the Week award on Tuesday following a week in which he averaged 30 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in a pair of Saints road contests.
Stevenson came up big in a pair of tough Jayhawk Conference road games this week for the Saints. Wednesday at #16 Hutchinson, Stevenson put on a show, scoring a career high 37 points and ripping down 10 rebounds for the Saints. Stevenson finished the game 15-26 (58%) from the field and 5-8 (63%) from the three point line. Saturday in a heated battle with Barton, Stevenson took over late, scoring 8 of his 23 points in the final 3 minutes of the contest to lead the Saints to a two point win. On the week he averaged 30 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, shooting 58% from the field and 54% from the three point line.
It is Stevenson’s seventh career Jayhawk Player of the Week award and his selection by the league makes him an automatic nomination for NJCAA National Player of the Week which will be announced later Wednesday.
Stevenson will look to continue his hot streak on Wednesday night as the Saints host the Garden City Broncbusters at 8:00 in an old fashioned Jayhawk Conference rivalry matchup. Free tickets are available courtesy of the Bank of Beaver City, at their North Liberal location.