NAIA Names Ryan Williams Basketball Player of the Week

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that Midland University sophomore forward Ryan Williams has been named the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for November 20-26.

This is Ryan’s first national award and the first Midland men’s basketball player to win the award since Jesse Jones during the 2015-16 season.

This past week the Fremont, Nebraska native averaged 20 points per game shooting nearly 60% from the floor as Midland defeated to NAIA Top 10 teams. Against No. 10 Dakota Wesleyan he scored 24 points and added four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Then on Sunday he netted his second double-double of the year going for 26 points and 10 rebounds against No. 4 Bellevue.

Midland returns to the court on Wednesday night for a rivalry game at Doane. The Warriors and the Tigers tipoff at 8:00 p.m. in Crete, Nebraska.

The Midland Warrior women’s basketball team also returns to the court tonight, at Doane.  Tipoff for the women’s game is 6pm.