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2019-20 NCAC Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week

November 11th
Jalen Kirksey, Hiram
(Massillon, OH/Washington)

Hiram junior Jalen Kirksey was named the Wells College Finger Lakes Classic Tournament MVP after the Terriers took a pair of games on the weekend. Kirksey posted 25 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in a 71-67 win over Wells before adding 21 points, five rebounds and three assists in a 94-74 victory over Keuka. 

November 18th
Jordan Rawls, Allegheny
(Pittsburgh, PA/Taylor Allderdice)

Allegheny senior Jordan Rawls (Pittsburgh, PA/Taylor Allderdice) led the Gators to a 3-0 record to begin the season, averaging 24.3 points per game, including a 33 point performance in the season opener against Carnegie Mellon. He also hit 60 percent of his shots, including 12-of-18 from behind the three-point line.

November 25th
Jack Davidson, Wabash
(Fishers, IN/Hamilton Southeastern)

Junior Jack Davidson led Wabash to the Nicholas Investments Tournament title and earned tournament MVP honors as part of a three-win week for the Little Giants. He scored a game-high 34 points in Friday's 137-131 win over Greenville to help Wabash break the school record for points scored in a game. He then netted 23 points in the championship game against Carroll on Saturday. Davidson posted a 19-point effort against Earlham earlier in the week.

December 2nd
Ugnius Zilinskas, Kenyon
(Kedainiai, Lithuania/Kimball Union Academy)

Junior Ugnius Zilinskas played a huge role in Kenyon’s 69-65 win at DePauw, as he scored a game-high and career-high 34 points, including hitting the go-ahead three-pointer with just 14 seconds left. For the game, he played 35 minutes and shot 75 percent (12-of-16). He also shot 80 percent (8-of-10) at the free throw line, grabbed eight rebounds and had two steals.

December 9th

Danyon Hempy, Wooster
(Waldo, OH/River Valley)

Wooster senior Danyon Hempy drained a 15-foot jumper from the wing with 5.1 seconds left to lift the Fighting Scots to a 62-61 win at Allegheny on Wednesday. Hempy finished with 18 points against the Gators before scoring a game-high 21 points during Wooster’s 79-74 win over Wabash, a team that was receiving votes in the national polls.

December 16th

Joshua Friedkin, Oberlin
(Emeryville, CA/Albany)

Oberlin senior Joshua Friedkin became the 26th player in school history to surpass 1,000 career points, doing so in grand fashion against previously unbeaten Defiance. His go-ahead three-pointer with 25 seconds to play not only gave the Yeomen a 70-69 lead and the win, but it also lifted his career points total to 1,001. He finished the game with a team-high 17 points to go along with four assists.

December 23rd

Caden Hinckley, Allegheny
(Boise, Idaho/Mount Lebannon)

Allegheny sophomore Caden Hinckley led the Gators to their first win over Ohio Wesleyan in 10 years, snapping a 20-game drought against the Bishops with a 95-83 win in Meadville. He established a new career-high with 30 points, connecting on 12-of-21 shots from the floor. Hinckley also recorded five rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

January 6th

Ethan Stanislawski, Ohio Wesleyan
(Massillon, OH/Jackson)

Ohio Wesleyan sophomore Ethan Stanislawski helped the Battling Bishops to a pair of victories last week, including a conference win against No. 24-ranked Wooster. Against the Fighting Scots, Stanislawski posted a team-high 13 points and five rebounds. On the week, the sophomore guard averaged 17.5 points and 6.7 rebounds across three games.

January 13th

Jake Bertemes, Wittenberg
(Springfield, OH/Southeastern)

Wittenberg senior Jake Bertemes helped the Tigers to a pair of road victories last week. The guard tallied a season-high 21 points along with six assists and four rebounds in a win over Hiram, while also notching 11 points and six assists against Denison. On the week, he shot 68.8 percent from the field (11-of-16) and 75 percent from downtown (3-of-4).