Hollyfield selectedas NSIC Men's Basketball Co-Player of the Week
Monday, January 9, 2006
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Bemidji State University senior guard Derik Hollyfield (Aurora, Ill.) has been named as a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Men's Basketball Co-Player of the Week for his efforts in BSU's NSIC split at Concordia-St. Paul and Winona State, league officials today announced.

Hollyfield joins Matt Hammer of Northern State University as the league's honorees for the week of Jan. 9.

Hollyfield averaged 20.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals as BSU posted a 1-1 record in the first weekend of conference play.

He led the team with 18 points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists in the loss to Concordia-St. Paul Friday.

In Saturday's win over No. 14 Winona State, he set personal marks for points with 23 and three-point field goals hitting 7-of-9 (.777) while shooting .700 for the game.

Playing in each of the Beavers 14 games this season, Hollyfield is averaging a team-high 13.2 points and 3.9 assists while adding 3.1 rebounds and 1.2 steals. His .457 shooting percentage (64-140) ranks second only to Spencer Carter (.512) and his 25 three-point field goals is tops on the team.

The award is the first of its kind in Hollyfield's short time at BSU while he follows Will Watson (Baton Rouge, La.) who received the award last week, as the second of the 2005-06 season for the BSU men's basketball team.

The Beavers are 6-8 overall and 1-1 in NSIC play. The team is back in action this weekend as it travels to MSU-Moorhead and Northern State. The Beavers battle MSUM Friday night at the Alex Nemzek Hall while attempting to knock off No. 21 NSU Saturday at the Barnett Center. Each game is set for an 8 p.m. tip-off.