2016 NCAA Div. III tournament qualifier
PELLA—Central College men’s basketball forward Matt Greenfield (senior, Huxley, Ballard HS), fresh off of his Iowa Conference male athlete of the week honor, has been named to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week following Saturday’s career outing.
Greenfield averaged 30.0 points and 12.5 rebounds in two games for the week while shooting nearly 53.8 percent from the field and 64.3 percent from 3-point range. He is now averaging 18.1 points and 9.4 rebounds this season.
Greenfield scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed nine rebounds in Saturday’s 76-72 road upset over Buena Vista University, Central’s first win at Storm Lake since 2007 and only its second in its last 17 tries. He shot 11-of-21 from the field, including 7-of-10 from behind the 3-point arc and 6-of-6 from the free throw line. His career night is tied for 17th on the all-time single-game scoring list at Central.
Earlier in the week, Greenfield notched his seventh double-double of the season with game highs in points (25) and rebounds (16) in Wednesday’s 84-83 overtime win over Simpson College. His 16 rebounds were one less than his career best and are tied for 16th on the all-time single-game rebounding list at Central.
It’s Greenfield’s first career D3hoops.com honor.
Chris Klimek of Washington-St. Louis (Mo.) joined Greenfield in the frontcourt, while Malique Killing (Pa.) of Muhlenberg, John Ivy or Brockport State (N.Y.) and Larry Thomas of Birmingham-Southern (Ala.) made up the backcourt.
The Team of the Week presented by Scoutware is D3hoops.com’s weekly honor roll, recognizing the top performances from the previous week.
Central (11-6 overall, 4-2 conference) hosts Coe College (9-8 overall, 1-5 conference) Wednesday at 8 p.m. in P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium for the second game of the women’s-men’s doubleheader.