LINDSBORG — Bethany College's Idris IbnIdris added to his list of impressive accomplishments and awards Tuesday afternoon when it was announced that he was the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Player of the Week. His selection was based on his performances from Jan. 20 – 26.
IbnIdris' performance during the week included a 46-point performance, for which he now holds the Bethany College single-game scoring record, and a 29-point night. For the week he shot 17 for 24 from the floor, 6 of 8 from 3-point range, and 17 of 21 from the free throw line. However, scoring is not the only thing he did. For the week he did average 37.5 points per game, but also grabbed 8.0 rebounds per game, had 4.5 assists per game and 2.5 steals per game.
"This is a special and well deserved honor and recognition for Idris, his teammates, Bethany Basketball, and Bethany College,” Swede coach Clair Oleen said. "Idris is one of the most humble young men I have ever coached."
For the year, Idris ranks first in NAIA for 3-point percentage (.513), second in scoring (28.2) and 24th in overall field goal percentage (.576). He also leads the Swedes in rebounds per game (6.5), is first in steals (36) and is second in assists (73).