MBKB VOTE: Who is the Top Senior in D3 Men’s Basketball

With just over a month remaining in the D3 Men’s Basketball season, we’ve looked over all the stats and taken a look at which seniors are making the most of their final season on the hard-court for their schools?

Look over our list, and you make your choice for the Top Senior in D3 Men’s Basketball?

Voting will be open until 7pm (central), 2/7.

(stats and ranking are per the NCAA website, for games through 1/29)

Tyheim Monroe, F/Cabrini

Cabrini’s Tyheim Monroe (Cabrini Athletics photo)

18 double-doubles (1st)

Cabrini’s Tyheim Monroe was named to the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Men’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll for the eighth time this season after his play last week.

The senior posted 17.3 points and 13.3 rebounds in 28.7 minutes, while shooting .639 in Cabrini’s 2-1 week.

In a loss at Neumann, Monroe notched 23 points and 11 rebounds and just two days later, the he recorded 17 points on 8-12 shooting and 16 boards in 28 minutes in a victory over Cairn.

Monroe closed the week with his first career triple double. He paired 12 points, on 5-6 shooting, 13 rebounds and a career high 10 assists to lead Cabrini to a 92-64 win over Centenary.

The senior forward continues to lead the CSAC in scoring with 21.9 points, while his 16.1 rebounds, 305 total rebounds and 18 double-doubles lead Division III.

Brady Rose, G/Illinois Wesleyan

Illinois Wesleyan’s Brady Rose (IWU Athletics photo)

22.7 pts/gm (22nd)

Illinois Wesleyan’s Brady Rose was tabbed the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the third week in January – it was Rose’s third honor of the season.

Rose averaged 28.5 points and shot 71 percent from the field for the 2-0 Titans during the week, scoring 30 points on 11-of-15 shooting from the field, including 6-of-10 from three-point range, in a 78-62 win over Millikin. Rose added 27 points on 11-of-16 shooting during an 82-70 victory at Carroll which continued a six-game stretch where he’s scored no fewer than 26 points in a game. Additionally, Rose has not shot below .529 from the field in that stretch.

Patrick McDonald, C/SUNY Maritime

SUNY-Maritime’s Patrick McDonald (Alan Schaefer/Maritime Athletics photo)

15 double-doubles (T3rd)

For the third consecutive week the Skyline Conference recognized Maritime senior Patrick MacDonald, this time earning a spot on the Weekly Honor Roll, after being named Skyline Conference Player of the Week the previous two weeks. Overall he has been recognized five times by the league over the course of his final season with the team.

On the week MacDonald averaged 18.7 points per game and pulled down an average of 10.3 boards on the week over the three games played by the Privateers. The senior also added three blocks and a steal to his ledger. This week he shot 22-of-32 from the floor to lead the team once again, while converting 12 of his 19 free throw attempts from the line.

During the 2017-18 season, MacDonald has averaged 18.6 points per game, and collected 12.6 rebounds a game. Overall he has scored a team-high 354 points and amassed 240 rebounds including 77 on the offensive glass. Heading into the team’s next game MacDonald has also blocked 23 shots and picked up 18 assists on the year.

Jaqhawn Walters, F/Albertus Magnus

Albertus Magnus’ Jaqhawn Walters (Albertus Magnus Athletics/Ron Waite-Photosportacular photo)

15 double-doubles (T3rd)
25.6 points/gm (6th)

Last week Albertus Magnus forward Jaqhawn Walters was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Corvias Player of the Week.

In a 3-0 week, Walters averaged 31.0 points and 15.7 rebounds, while shooting 62.5% (40-64 FG) from the field and going 13-of-23 from the free throw line. He had a career-high 42 points on 18-of-29 shooting with 11 rebounds and a career-high five blocks against Anna Maria before registering 20 points and 22 rebounds in a win over Regis (Mass.). The senior capped off the week with 31 points and 14 rebounds in a win over Emmanuel (Mass.) on Saturday. He also became the third player in program history to exceed 1,000 career rebounds.

T.J. Lake, F/Dubuque

506 total points (6th)
25.3 points/gm (7th)
3.95 3pts/gm (9th)

Earlier this month, T.J. Lake, was named Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week and Male Athlete of the Week after his record breaking performance against conference foe Loras.

Lake exploded for 50 points in UD’s 98-91 loss against the Duhawks. Lake’s 50 points, eight made three pointers and making 18 of 18 free throws are all school records. Lake was 12-20 from the field and 8-12 from beyond the arc, while adding four assists.

Lake leads the Iowa Conference in scoring, averaging 25.3 points per game and three pointers made with 79 total and 507 points.

Khyce Randall, G/Howard Payne

Howard Payne’s Khyce Randall (Howard Payne Athletics photo)

23.9 points/gm (14th)

After receiving his third American Southwest Conference (ASC) West Division Player of the Week honor, Howard Payne’s Khyce Randall was recognized on D3Hoops.com’s national Team of the Week for last week.

Randall averaged 33.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game as the Yellow Jackets split a pair of games. In a loss at Mary Hardin-Baylor, Randall recorded 30 points and five rebounds while hitting five three-pointers. He followed with 37 points, nine boards and six assists in a 93-84 win at Concordia (Texas).

Jack Daly, G/Middlebury

Middlebury’s Jack Daly (Middlebury Athletics/Will Costello photo)

8.8 assists/gm (1st)

Middlebury’s Jack Daly was selected as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Player of the Week for twice so far this season. The senior guard averaged 15.7 points, 9.3 assists and 7.7 rebounds per game during in a 3-0 week in mid-jfor the Panthers.

He dished out a career-high 14 assists in a win over Morrisville State, while scoring a career-best 26 points during a victory against Bates, to go along with nine rebounds and eight assists. Daly added 16 points, going 8-9 from the foul line, seven rebounds and six helpers in a triumph over Tufts. He currently leads all of Division III with 8.8 assists per game.

Nate Axelrod, G/Ohio Wesleyan

7.4 assists/gm (3rd)

This past week’s North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, Ohio Wesleyan’s Nate Axelrod is coming off a record week.

Axelrod led the Bishops with 25 points and 8 assists in an 88-76 win over Wabash. He sank a pair of free throws after Wabash had closed to within 54-50 midway through the second half, and added a pair of 3-pointers later in the half to help stop a Wabash rally. In a 78-71 win over Oberlin, he hit a pair of lay-ins during a 7-0 run that put Ohio Wesleyan ahead to stay and converted a 3-point play after Oberlin had closed to within 66-61 with 2:11 left in regulation time. He scored 13 points and led the Bishops with 9 assists, moving his career total to 604 assists, making him the second Ohio Wesleyan men’s basketball player and the fourth in NCAC history to surpass the 600-assist plateau. He also started his 105th consecutive game at Ohio Wesleyan, breaking the school record of 104 consecutive starts set by Justun Lott from 1991-95.

Kevin Grow, F/Carleton

Carleton’s Kevin Grow (Carleton Athletics photo)

13 double-doubles (T6th)
11.5 rebounds/gm (8th)
2.17 blocks/gm (17th)

Carleton’s Kevin Grow leads the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) in scoring (18.9), rebounding (12.0), blocked shots (2.1), and double-doubles (11). He is one of only two D-III players to currently average at least 17.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game.

Already a three-time All-MIAC performer, All-Region pick, and NABC All-District selection, Grow has solidified himself as one of the best players in Carleton history. Earlier this season he eclipsed the 1,000-point career scoring mark and set the Carleton record for the most career rebounds. Grow already held the Carleton record for most career blocks.

Grow needs 4 more blocks to become only the third player in MIAC history with 1,000+ career points, 900+ career rebounds, and 200 career blocks. He’s at (1301-929-196 at the moment) and is on pace to become the first 1000-point, 1000-rebound, 100-block player in MIAC history.


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