Austintown, Ohio – January 25, 2010 – Senior guard Jim Smalley (Middleburg Heights, Ohio / Midpark) of the Heidelberg University men’s basketball team has been selected as the Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of January 25, 2010. It is the first player of the week honor of Smalley’s career.
Smalley helped lead the men’s basketball team to a 1-1 record last week. He averaged a team-leading 12.5 points a game, to go along 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.5 steals. Most recently, Smalley contributed with 12 points and a team-leading three assists in a 76-70 victory over Mount Union College on Saturday.
For the year, Smalley leads the team with 11.4 points per game and 34 steals.
Heidelberg (11-6 overall, 7-3 in the OAC) is currently in third place in the OAC standings, following behind Wilmington College and John Carroll University.