Levi Convirs, Sports Information Director
WICHITA – After putting together one of the most consistently dominant seasons possible, Friends University junior guard/forward Jordan Murdock has been selected as the KCAC Player of the Year, the league announced today (Feb. 20).
Murdock finishes the season as the NAIA’s leading scorer (30.5 ppg), the KCAC’s top rebounder (10.8 rpg) and also the league leader in double-doubles (19), 10 more than the next closest player.
“A well-deserved honor for Jordan, leading our conference in scoring and rebounding is an amazing accomplishment,” Friends head coach Dale Faber said.
“He was chosen over some truly excellent players in our league. Hopefully we can get it going again in the conference tourney so we can keep us all playing into March and more people can watch Jordan and our team compete.”
A native of Wichita, Murdock scored in double-figures every game this season and eclipsed the 1,000 point career milestone in just his 41st game at Friends.
He topped the 40-point mark twice this season, while producing at least 30 points an astounding 16 times.
A five-time KCAC Player of the Week, Murdock also led the league in defensive rebounds per game (8.5) and his rebounds per game ranks sixth in the nation.
The Falcons were picked seventh and 10th in the preseason polls, but thanks to Murdock’s reliable standout performances, hovered near the top of the league all season before settling in to finish in a tie for fifth.
Friends will be the sixth seed in the KCAC Postseason tournament and play at third-seeded Kansas Wesleyan University in the quarterfinal round Thursday night (Feb. 22) at 7 pm in Salina, Kan.