Men's Basketball 2015-16

Submitted by gallagm7 on Mon, 08/29/2016 - 5:12pm

Finished in a tie for 6th place in the GNAC with a 9-11 conference mark and 16-15 overall…went 8-6 at home, 4-7 on the road and 4-2 at neutral sites…all home games were played at Whatcom Community College (11 G) and Skagit Valley College (3 G) due to renovation of Carver Gym…advanced to the GNAC Tournament as the No. 6 seed by way of a tiebreaker…beat Alaska Anchorage 78-73 in the GNAC quarterfinals, but lost to Alaska 91-90 in the semifinals…posted 9th consecutive winning season…led the conference (39th in NCAA II) in scoring averaging 84.1 points per game, including six games with 100+ points (most in a season since also recording 6 in 2012-13)…also 3rd in the GNAC in field goal percentage (47.2), 3rd in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.4) and 5th in 3-point field goal percentage (36.1)…three players earned GNAC All-Star honors: Jeffrey Parker (1st Team), Kyle Impero (2nd Team), Ricardo Maxwell (Honorable Mention)…Parker ranked 5th in the conference averaging 17.9 points per game, 16thbest in single-season WWU history…Parker will enter his senior season 11th all-time in WWU scoring (1,375 points), 469 points shy of the school record 1,844 held by Grant Dykstra (2002-06)…Parker recorded three 30-point games, including a GNAC singlegame high 39 points Jan. 7 at Alaska (8th-most in single-game WWU history)…Impero led the team with four double-doubles and ranked in the top 10 in the GNAC in scoring (10th/15.0), rebounding (4th/7.1) and field goal pct. (10th/.503)…Maxwell was 7th in the GNAC in scoring (16.4) and 3rd in assists (4.8)…redshirt freshman Trey Drechsel averaged 11.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in 19 games/16 starts (missed first 12 games with foot injury)…scored career-high 28 points in 27 minutes Jan. 14 vs. Concordia, the 4th-most points by a WWU freshman dating back to the early 1980s…Brett Kingma was 55-for-125 from 3-point range, ranking 2nd in the GNAC in 3-point FG pct. (.440)…WWU beat Concordia 119-95 Jan. 14, the most points scored by the Vikings in a GNAC game.

GNAC Player of the Week:
Dec. 14-20 - Kyle Impero
Jan. 4-10 - Jeffrey Parker
Feb. 15-21 - Kyle Impero

GNAC All-Conference:
Jeffrey Parker, F (1st team)
Kyle Impero, G (2nd team)
Ricardo Maxwell, G (Honorable Mention)

GNAC All-Academic:
Evan Scholten (3.65, Human Services)

Bevo Francis Player of the Year Watch List (Top 100):
Kyle Impero, G

30+ Point Performances (6):
Jeffrey Parker, 39 points (1/7 at Alaska) – 8th-most in WWU history
Kyle Impero, 37 points (2/4 vs. Alaska Anchorage) – T12th-most in WWU history
Ricardo Maxwell, 35 points (2/11 at Western Oregon) – T16th-most in WWU history
Jeffrey Parker, 32 points (2/27 at Saint Martin’s)
Ricardo Maxwell, 31 points (1/23 at Central Washington)
Jeffrey Parker, 31 points (3/3 vs. Alaska Anchorage)

GNAC Rankings:
Jeffrey Parker: Scoring (5th/17.9), 3-Point FG Made (1st/2.5 per game, 78 total)
Kyle Impero: Scoring (10th/15.0), Rebounding (4th/7.1), FG% (10th/.503), Assists (12th/2.9), Steals (8th/1.3), Minutes/Game (8th/32.6)
Ricardo Maxwell: Scoring (7th/16.4), FG% (8th/.512), Assists (3rd/4.8), Assist/Turnover (3rd/2.3), Minutes/Game (4th/33.3)
Brett Kingma: 3-Point FG Pct. (2nd/.440), 3-Point FG Made (5th/2.0 per game, 55 total)
Blake Bowen: Blocked Shots (15th/0.7 per game, 17 total)
Mac Johnson: Offensive Rebounds (13th/1.8 per game, 47 total)