OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Senior forward Sam Gabbard was awarded the Association of Division III Independents men's basketball Player of the Week.
It is the second weekly award this season for Gabbard,who averaged 17.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game as the Banana Slugs went 3-1 over two weeks. He was named MVP of the Hoops in Hawai'i Classic, shooting 60 percent from the field in two wins. The forward scored 12 points and added 11 rebounds in a win over Principia on December 18th before netting 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting in a win over Messiah on December 19th.
Gabbard finished 2017 with a career high 29 points on 11-of-18 shooting with 12 rebounds in the Banana Slugs' 111-89 win at Whittier. The Slugs are now 9-5 with their best start in school history and most wins before January.