NWAACC Basketball Players of the Week - Dec 10
VANCOUVER, Wa. - The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges has named its Basketball Players of the Week for December 9, 2013.
Theo VandenEkart, SO., G,
Everett Community College
Everett sophomore guard Theo VandenEkart is the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges’ Player of the Week.
VandenEkart averaged 28 points, along with 8 rebounds per-game for the 6-foot guard over back-to-back-to-back games as the Trojans finished the Bigfoot Classic 2-1, where he also was named to the Bigfoot Classic All-Tournament team.
VandenEkart was also recognized by head coach Larry Walker as Everett’s best defender over the weekend to go along with leading the tournament in scoring. Over the three games, he scored 84 points, grabbed 24 rebounds, to go with 7 assists, and 10 steals while shooting 48% from the field and 82% from the free-throw line.
The Sultan, Washington native is averaging 20.14 points this season. VandenEkart has 19 steals this season, good for second in the NWAACC.
Also nominated: Kwinn Hanson, Community Colleges of Spokane; Kyle Impero Whatcom; Mac Johnson, Mt. Hood; Aaron Ward, Wenatchee Valley; Brendan Westendorf, Big Bend; Isaac Winston, Green River
Shelby Snook, FR., G,
Lane Community College
Lane freshman guard Shelby Snook is the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges’ Player of the Week. Snook was named the Most Valuable Player at the Bulldog Classic leading Lane to wins over Everett, Highline, and Umpqua.
Snook completed the Bulldog Classic with 77 points, 18 assists, and 17 rebounds over the course of three games. She opened the Classic with 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists vs. Everett then followed-up with a 34-point, 7-rebound, and 6-assist performance vs. Highline.
In the final game of the Classic, Snook scored 25 points, to go along with 3 rebounds, and 7 assists in Lane’s win over Umpqua.
The Roseburg, Oregon native is third in NWAACC scoring, averaging 20.29 points-per-game over 7 games this season. She is also 12th overall in assists with 3.9 APG.
Also nominated: Brooke Bowen, Clark; Aminata Cole, Southwestern Oregon; Kyla Siri, Southwestern Oregon