KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Less than 24 hours after being named TranSouth Player of the Week, Jeremy Rodgers received national accolades as he was named Martin Methodist's first-ever NAIA Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 27, the league office announced Tuesday afternoon.
Rodgers turned in his best two-game stretch of the season last week for the RedHawks, helping guide the squad to a 2-0 record with TranSouth victories over Mid-Continent (Ky.) University and Life (Ga.) University.
On the week, the senior averaged a double-double, scoring 24.5 points while tracking down 11 rebounds. Rodgers also recorded 2.5 steals and 2.0 blocks in the two RedHawk victories.
The 6-foot-5, 253-pound forward poured in a career-high 27 points and snagged eight rebounds in the RedHawks 84-71 at Mid-Continent on Jan. 24. Rodgers followed up his career night with an equally impressive 22-point, 14-rebound performance in his team's 69-53 win over Life on Jan. 26.
The 14 rebounds marked a career-high for the former Memphis-Fairley HS and Southwest CC standout.
Though not factored into last week's Player of the Week statistics, Rodgers was also a huge factor in the RedHawks 72-70 win over Fisk (Tenn.) University Monday night, scoring 20 pounds while tracking down 11 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season.
Despite being limited to just 14 appearances due to an early-season injury, Rodgers is averaging 12.4 points and a team-high 6.9 rebounds per contest.
Rodgers was also named TranSouth Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 17.