KANSAS CITY, Mo.--
Union sophomore Turrell Morris
has been named the NAIA's Division II men's basketball player of the week, the national office announced Tuesday. Morris was selected based on his performances from Feb. 14-20 and was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.
With the announcement, Morris (Columbus, Ohio), who also won Appalachian Athletic Conference player of the week honors on Monday, earns the NAIA Player of the Week award for the second time on the 2010-11 season. He also received the award on Jan. 11th.
This past week, Morris etched his name into the Union College record books in an 87-76 win over Tennessee Wesleyan on Wednesday night when he matched a school-record with 45 points in the victory. He also recorded his 13th double-double of the season when he snatched 22 rebounds in the win, which was one short of tying a school record.
Morris added 13 points in the Bulldogs' regular season finale on Saturday, which was a 77-69 loss at Bryan.
On the season, Morris continues to lead Union and the AAC in scoring averaging 19.39 points per game and rebounds with 10.19 boards per contest. Morris also leads the team in blocks with 27 and steals with 38.
Morris and the rest of the Bulldogs return to action on Wednesday when they host Bluefield in the first round of the 2011 AAC Men's Basketball Tournament. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at Robsion Arena.