KANSAS CITY – For the second time this season, Indiana Wesleyan men’s basketball player Kyle Mangas is the NAIA Player of the Week. This is the second time this season the junior has received the award and third time in his career.
Mangas scored 35 points and drilled the game-winner in an 87-85 win at No. 18 Grace for No. 2 Indiana Wesleyan and added 33 points in a 97-84 win at No. 11 Bethel. The Warsaw native averaged 34 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists while shooting 57.8 percent from the floor last week.
On the season Mangas is averaging 26 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals while shooting 56 percent from the floor and 40 percent from deep. Voted the best player in the Crossroads League four times this season, Mangas currently sits top five in the Crossroads League in points-per-game (first), points scored (first), field goal percentage (fifth), steals (first), assists (fourth), and double-doubles (fourth).
When it comes to the NAIA, Mangas is one of eight players who are averaging at least 20 points-per-game while shooting 50 percent from the field and one of two players in the NAIA scoring at least 25 points-per-game while shooting 50 percent from the field.