Nov. 22, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeff Bernstein
Association continues to honor Div. III standouts
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ST. LOUIS (USBWA)Khory Moore of Virginia Wesleyan College (Norfolk, Va.) and Camille McPherson of Moravian College (Bethlehem, Pa.) were named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Division III National Players of the Week for the week ending November 20.

Moore, a 6-0 senior guard from Arlington, Va., averaged 29.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.3 steals as the No. 16-ranked ( Marlins (3-0) defeated all three of their opponents to start the season. Moore’s week was highlighted by a school-record 48-point performance (14-of-22 FG, 14-of-14 FT, 6-of-10 3FG) in a 101-94 win over Concordia (Texas) on Saturday. He added seven rebounds, three assists and a steal in recording the second-highest single-game point total in a Division III game so far this season and the highest total in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) since 2007.

Moore had 23 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals in a 78-62 win against Frostburg St. on Friday. In Virginia Wesleyan’s season-opener on Tuesday, Moore finished with 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, and a steal in the Marlins’ 99-61 victory. For his efforts, Moore earned Most Valuable Player honors at the Marlins’ Tip-Off Tournament and was named ODAC Player of the Week.

McPherson, a 5-10 senior forward from West Orange, N.J. averaged 23.6 points, 13.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists in leading the Greyhounds (3-0) to three victories. In a season-opening win (58-50) against No. 17-ranked Moravian ( on Tuesday, McPherson recorded career highs of 30 points and 19 rebounds, while adding three assists and a steal. She double-doubled again against Cabrini on Friday, totaling 27 points, 12 rebounds and two assists in the Greyhounds’ 75-59 victory.

McPherson concluded her week with 14 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and one block in Moravian’s 96-58 win over Geneva on Saturday. For the week, McPherson shot 50.0 percent (24-38) from the field and 95.5 percent (19-20) from the foul line. For her efforts, McPherson earned Most Valuable Player honors at the Swarthmore College Tip-Off Tournament and was named the Landmark Conference Player of the Week.

Each Tuesday, the USBWA is selecting men's and women's Division III National Players of the Week. This is the third season that the USBWA will recognize national players of the week from Division III.

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association was formed in 1956 at the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers. With some 900 members worldwide, it is one of the most influential organizations in college basketball. It has selected an All-America team since the 1956-57 season. For more information on the USBWA and its award programs, contact executive director Joe Mitch at 314-795-6821.

2016-17 USBWA Division III National Players of the Week
Week ending Nov. 20: Khory Moore, Virginia Wesleyan College and Camille McPherson, Moravian College
Week ending Nov. 27: Ty Sabin, Ripon College and Mikayla Miller, Gustavus Adolphus College
Week ending Dec. 4: Sam Amsbaugh, Simpson College and Sara Tarbert, Stevenson University
Week ending Dec. 11: Jayde Dawson, Amherst College and Zarkia Mattox, Ferrum College
Week ending Dec. 18: Anthony Mosley Jr., Illinois Institute of Technology and Emily Martin, Elizabethtown College
Week ending Jan. 1: Tyheim Monroe, Cabrini College and Lisa Murphy, Carnegie Mellon University
Week ending Jan. 8: Frank Schettino, College of Staten Island and Kelly Williams, Randolph-Macon College
Week ending Jan. 15: Baba Waples, Penn State Berks and Garis Grant, Agnes Scott College
Week ending Jan. 22: Ty Sabin, Ripon College and Lisa Murphy, Carnegie Mellon University
Week ending Jan. 29: Marcos Echevarria, Nichols College and Kara Hageman, Case Western Reserve University
Week ending Feb. 5: Caleb Thomasson, Sul Ross State University and Kaitlin Langer, University of St. Thomas
Week ending Feb. 12: Brendan Wind, Nazareth College and Savannah Olsen, Newbury College
Week ending Feb. 19: Keegan Ryan, St. John Fisher College and Jill Valley, Westfield State University
Week ending Feb. 26: Ty Sabin, Ripon College and Katie Sommer, Wartburg College