NJCAA award follows top performer for Saints

While Niem Stevenson is a student at Seward County Community College, he has yet to pick a major or set a long-term plan to follow for his future.  All Stevenson knows is that he wants to play basketball at a four-year university after Seward, and right now those plans look like they will be a reality.

Stevenson has been the Saints leader this year on the court, scoring 18.1 points per game, with 5.5 rebounds a game, 20 points per game in conference,and 28.9 points per 40 minutes played.

Stevenson became the first Saint to win the NJCAA National Player of the Week award since Deverell Biggs took the award during the Saints 2011-2012 Region VI Championship season.

Stevenson talked about what gets him going in a game.

“All it takes is the first one.  Once that first one goes in, it’s game over.”

Perhaps it is this calm confidence that helps Niem out on the court.

Game day for Stevenson isn’t some crazy or scheduled routine. “Just listen to Currency and get in game mode.  I don’t really have a routine.”

Once Stevenson gets out on the court, he is anything but relaxed as his numbers have proved.

“We can always count on Niem.  Every game.  he is always ready and he always performs come game time,” said teammate Verden Mays.

The Saints would love for Stevenson to continue his supreme reign out on the court, and do exactly what his fellow National Player of the Week Deverell Biggs did by winning the Region VI championship.