Josh Wilchcombe Earns Second Straight KCAC Men’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Week Honor

Josh Wilchcombe has been named the KCAC Men’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season. Last week, Wilchcombe 18.5 points per game and 14.0 rebounds per game for Oklahoma Wesleyan. He is currently averaging 12.8ppg and 9.5rpg this season and ranks 21st in the nation in Total Blocks with 38.

 

Courtesy of the KCAC.

WICHITA, Kan. – Jordan Murdock of Friends University and Josh Wilchcombe of (21) Oklahoma Wesleyan University have earned the KCAC Men’s Basketball Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors, respectively, the conference office announced Monday. The two student-athletes were selected for their performances from Jan. 29 – Feb. 4 by a vote of conference sports information directors.

 

Offensive Player of the Week
Jordan Murdock – Friends University
6-5 | Jr. | G/F | Wichita, Kan.

Team Record: Week:1-1 Overall: 14-11

Opponent Site
W/L
Score MM:SS Pts Reb Asst Bks Stl Field
Goals
3pt FG Free
Throws
Team Opp.
McPherson (Kan.) A L 89-91 40:00 45 13 3 0 0 15-19 6-8 9-12
York (Neb.) H W 86-77 34:04 35 13 4 0 0 10-17 4-8 11-12
Totals: 80 26 7 0 0 25-36 10-16 20-24
Averages: 40.0 13.0 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.694 0.625 0.833

Murdock produced another outstanding week for the Friends University Falcons, averaging 40 points, 13 rebounds and 3.5 assists on an efficient 25-of-36 from the field. Murdock started with a career-high 45 points and 13 boards in a tight, 91-89 setback at McPherson. The Wichita, Kan. native then scored 35 points with 13 more rebounds to lead an important 86-77 victory over York College to keep the Falcons in a three-way tie for second place in the KCAC. He is now averaging an NAIA-leading 30 points per game and also leads the KCAC with 10.9 rebounds per game along with a league-high 16 double-doubles this season.


Defensive Player of the Week
Josh Wilchcombe – (21) Oklahoma Wesleyan University
6-8 | Jr. | F | Elmont, N.Y.

Team Record: Week:2-0 Overall: 19-7

Opponent Site
W/L
Score MM:SS Pts Reb Asst Bks Stl Field
Goals
3pt FG Free
Throws
Team Opp.
Ottawa (Kan.) H W 92-84 33:00 13 16 0 2 1 5-10 0-0 3-8
Southwestern (Kan.) A W 88-85 28:44 24 12 1 3 0 8-11 0-0 8-9
Totals: 37 28 1 5 1 13-21 0-0 11-17
Averages: 18.5 14.0 0.5 2.5 0.5 0.619 0.000 0.647
Previous Winners: 
  • Week One (Oct. 31): Cameron Hunt, Southwestern (Offensive) | Joe Rushing, Bethel (Defensive)
  • Week Two (Nov. 7): Cameron Hunt, Southwestern (Offensive) | Brent Smith, Southwestern (Defensive)
  • Week Three (Nov. 14): Jordan Murdock, Friends (Offensive) | Tyler Larkin, Bethany (Defensive)
  • Week Four (Nov. 20): Jordan Murdock, Friends (Offensive) | Alan Urrutia, Tabor (Defensive)
  • Week Five (Nov. 27): Michael Johnson, York (Offensive) | Jordan Murdock, Friends (Defensive)
  • Week Six (Dec. 4): Cameron Hunt, Southwestern (Offensive) | Isaac Rowe, Oklahoma Wesleyan (Defensive)
  • Week Seven (Dec. 11): Hollis Mitchell, Ottawa (Offensive) | Ernest Carter, Kansas Wesleyan (Defensive)
  • Week Eight (Dec. 18): Jordan Murdock, Friends (Offensive) | Josh Wilchcombe, Oklahoma Wesleyan (Defensive)
  • Week Nine (Jan. 8): Julian Winton, Tabor (Offensive) | Brent Smith, Southwestern (Defensive)
  • Week Ten (Jan. 17): Jordan Murdock, Friends (Offensive) | Brent Smith, Southwestern (Defensive)
  • Week Eleven (Jan. 23): Aaron Bachura, McPherson (Offensive) | Brett Marsh, Saint Mary (Defensive)
  • Week Twelve (Jan. 30): Julian Winton, Tabor (Offensive) | Josh Wilchcombe, Oklahoma Wesleyan (Defensive)