INDIANAPOLIS (USBWA) Due to the majority of Division III schools canceling their men's and women's basketball seasons in 2020-21, as well as the constant schedule changes due to Covid-19 protocols, the USBWA Division III National Player of the Week Committee has officially decided to forego presenting the awards for the season.

We had hoped to start the process again at some point. But, with the uncertainties surrounding the virus and the fact that the majority of schools have cancelled their seasons, we thought it prudent to suspend the award process for 2020-21,· explained Committee Chairman Jeff Bernstein of New York University. ·We regret having to make this decision, but look forward to resuming next season when hopefully all of our teams and conferences will be competing.·

NCAA Division III has officially cancelled all of its winter championship competitions, including the Men's and Women's Basketball Championships.

Their statement can be found here.

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has been selecting men's and women's Division III National Players of the Week since the beginning of the 2014-15 season and plans to resume the program next season.

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association was formed in 1956 at the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers. With some 900 members worldwide, it is one of the most influential organizations in college basketball. It has selected an All-America team since the 1956-57 season. For more information on the USBWA and its award programs, contact executive director Malcolm Moran at 814-574-1485.