Kansas Wesleyan’s Marquis Kraemer (SO/Aurora, Colo.) has been selected as the KCAC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in two wins for the Coyotes last week. The KCAC Player of the Week program is administered by the conference sports information directors.
Kraemer continues to assert himself as a top defender in the KCAC, tasked again with guarding the opposition’s top scorer.
In Wednesday’s win over Tabor in Hillsboro, the first win for KWU in Hillsboro since 2010, he was part of the KWU defense that held Tabor to its lowest scoring output of the season at 59 points. He guarded Darnell Jones-Bowie, holding him to 12 points on 3 of 8 shooting.
In Saturday’s overtime win over York, the first KWU win over York since 2010, he held leading scorer Patrick Burnett to only two points on 1 of 7 shooting in the game. His lone field goal came with 2:11 left in the second half.
Kraemer also averaged 12 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game on the week.
This marks the second time this season Kraemer has earned the defensive honor (December 3).
Southwestern’s Cameron Hunt was the conference Offensive Player of the Week.
Wesleyan is 8-7 overall and 6-5 in the KCAC, taking on archrival Bethany on Monday night in Lindsborg at 8 p.m. in a First Bank Kansas Smoky Hill Showdown contest.