Tyler Kruis Named MIAA Player of the Week in Men’s Basketball
Monday, February 25, 2013
ROYAL OAK, Mich. Ė The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin center Tyler Kruis its Player of the Week in menís basketball for games played through February 23. Kruis, a junior from Grand Rapids (Grandville Calvin Christian HS), averaged 13.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shots in helping the Knights win their first MIAA tournament since 2007. He scored 15 points and added four blocked shots in a 71-44 semifinal win over Adrian, then had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds as Calvin defeated Hope, 77-57, in the tournament championship game.
Kruis, who is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time in his career, shot 58 percent from the field (7 of 12) and 75 percent from the free-throw line (12 of 16) for the tournament.
Calvin is headed to the NCAA III Tournament for the first time since the 2006-07 season. Calvin will travel to Rose-Hulman Institute for a first round game Saturday at 7 p.m. (EST).