Hope College’s Chad Carlson has been selected the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games played January 30-February 5.
The senior guard from Rockford, Michigan (Rockford HS) is receiving the award for the first time after averaging 22.5 points per game and setting a single-game record for 3-pointers during a two-game stretch last week for the MIAA-leading Flying Dutchmen.
Carlson scored a career-high 30 points and made a single-game school record 10 3-pointers during a 93-88 win at Olivet on Wednesday.
Carlson became the eighth NCAA Division III men’s basketball player to make at least 10 3-pointers in a game this season.
Carlson broke Hope’s 3-point record of eight shared by Kyle VanderWaal and Daane Griffeth.
Carlson went 7-of-11 from 3-point range in the first half alone against Olivet and sank 10-of-17 3s for the game.
On Saturday, Carlson chipped in 15 points and two more 3-pointers during a 76-71 win at Alma as Hope improved to 10-0 in MIAA play.
Carlson played 77 of a possible 80 minutes combined against Olivet and Alma.
Carlson has 172 3-pointers in his career — second only in the Flying Dutchmen’s history to Joel Holstege’s 181.