SEWARD, Neb. – Senior Chandler Folkerts missed just a single shot attempt during last week’s action. On Tuesday the conference rewarded the Milford, Neb., native with GPAC Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades. The announcement marks the third time Folkerts has earned the honor during his collegiate career, which also includes a national player of the week award.
Folkerts has raised his game to new heights each season for head coach Ben Limback’s program. Over two games last week, The Chanimal averaged 22.5 points and 9.0 rebounds while going an otherworldly 16-for-17 (.941) from the field. In the 91-77 upset of 17th-ranked York, Folkerts totaled 25 points and eight rebounds, made all seven shots from the field and went 10-for-11 from the free throw line.
Through six games this season, Folkerts is averaging 20.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.2 blocks. His 69.6 field goal percentage ranks seventh best among all NAIA Division II players. For his career, Folkerts has averaged 15.8 points and shot 64.4 percent over 96 games since the start of the 2013-14 season.
A two-time first team All-GPAC selection, Folkerts continues to climb the program’s all-time lists for points, rebounds and blocked shots.
Folkerts Concordia all-time ranks
Points – 7th (1,518)
Rebounds – 8th (671)
Blocks – T-5th (106)