Hiram College men’s basketball player and sophomore point guard, Mike Staley (Perry/Mentor Lake Catholic), has been named this week’s North Coast Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.
Staley helped lead his team to a pair of wins this past week as the Terriers improved to 7-10 overall and 4-4 in the NCAC. Hiram has won its last three games and has already equaled its season win total of a year ago.
Staley scored a combined 35 points for the week including scoring 15 points in an 84-79 victory against Allegheny (Pa.) College on Wednesday (Jan. 23) and a 20-point performance in a 93-66 win against Oberlin College on Saturday (Jan. 26). He shot an impressive 57.1 percent (12-of-21) from the floor and was a perfect eight-of-eight from the free-throw line. In addition, Staley converted three-of-five three-point attempts (60.0 percent) and recorded six assists.
For the season, Staley currently leads the team and ranks third in the conference in scoring averaging 17.9 points per game on 49.8 percent (100-of-201) shooting. He also leads the team in three-pointers made with 32 (32-of-63 overall) and has dished out a team-best 64 assists. His assist total ranks second in the NCAC. In addition, he is also amongst the team leaders in free-throw shooting, converting 81.1 percent of his attempts (73-of-90). He is averaging 2.6 rebounds per game and has tallied 21 steals defensively.
Staley and the rest of the Terrier men’s basketball team will look for a possible fourth straight victory on Wednesday, Jan. 30 when they travel to Gambier for a NCAC game against Kenyon College. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.