Levi Convirs, Sports Information Director
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In a season that featured eclipsing the 1,000 career point mark along with many other standout performances, Friends University junior guard/forward Jordan Murdock has earned a spot on the NAIA All-America team as a first-team selection, the organization announced Thursday.
“This is a great honor for Jordan, and well-deserved,” Friends head coach Dale Faber said.
“His combined numbers in the scoring and rebounding categories are unmatched.”
Also named the KCAC Player of the Year, Murdock was the NAIA’s leading scorer at 29.8 points per game, while leading the league and ranking sixth in the nation with 10.7 rebounds per game.
Playing with an uncanny consistency, Murdock has scored in double-figures in all but one of his 61 career games at Friends, including every game this season.
He also topped the 40-point mark twice this year, while producing at least 30 points an astounding 16 times.
A native of Wichita, Murdock was a five-time KCAC Player of the Week this season and led the conference in double-doubles with 19, seven more than the next closest player.
The Falcons were picked seventh and 10th in the KCAC preseason polls, but thanks to Murdock’s reliable nightly efforts, hovered near the top of the league all season before settling in to finish in a tie for fifth.
“We are excited and very proud to be a part of his personal success,” Faber said.
“I would also like to congratulate his teammates because as we all know in our sport that any individual accolades are a direct correlation of teamwork. We should be motivated for greater success next year.”