Wiltjer Earns Another NC-Double-Eh Player of the Week – Week 13


Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer and Valparaiso’s Tevonn Walker had spectacular weeks to earn them both their second consecutive NC-Double-Eh honors …

Portland's Kyle Wiltjer. (PHOTO: Tyler Tjomsland The Spokesman-Review)

Portland’s Kyle Wiltjer. (PHOTO: Tyler Tjomsland
The Spokesman-Review)

Men’s Player of the Week

Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga

Kyle Wiltjer seems to show not signs of slowing down helping the Gonzaga Bulldogs to two wins last week. He averaged 17 points, 8 rebounds and an assist in 27.5 minutes. He shot 11-of-22 from the floor, 5-of-11 from the trey and 7-of-9 from the line to not only earn West Coast Conference Player of the Week but also our NC-Double-Eh Men’s Player of the Week.

In Gonzaga’s 80-51 win over Loyola Marymount February 12, Wiltjer went for his second consecutive double-double with 21 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist and a block in 26 minutes.   He shot 7-of-14 from the field, 4-of-7 from behind the arc, and 3-of-5 from the line.

In the Zags’ game on Valentine’s Day, Wiltjer had 13 points, 6 rebounds and an assist in 29 minutes. He shot 4-of-8 from the floor and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the stripe.

On the year Wiltjer is averaging 16.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 26.5 minutes. He’s shooting 53.8% from the field, 44.4% from the arc and 80.3% from the foul line.


Honorable Mention:

Jarryn Skeete, Buffalo – 16 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2 apg, 1 spg, 8-of-18 FGs, 6-of-13 3-PT FGs, 10-of-10 FTs, 32.5 mpg in two games.


Toronto's Tevonn Walker. (PHOTO: Valparaiso Athletics)

Toronto’s Tevonn Walker. (PHOTO: Valparaiso Athletics)


Men’s Rookie of the Week

Tevonn Walker, Valparaiso

Freshman Tevonn Walker continues to play like a vet helping the Valparaiso Crusaders to two wins and first place in the Horizon League. In the games, he averaged 16 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2.5 steals in 33 minutes of action. He shot 13-of-26 from the field, 2-of-2 from the three and making four foul shots. He earned the Horizon League Newcomer of the Week and has also won our NC-Double-Eh Men’s Rookie of the Week.

In Valparaiso’s 63-59 win over Green Bay February 13, Walker had 20 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and a steal in 31 minutes. He shot 7-of-12 from the floor, making both his three attempts, and hitting all four of his free throws.

In the Crusaders’ 62-55 win over Milwaukee two days later, Walker went for 12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals. He shot 6-of-16 from the field in his 35 minutes.

On the season, Walker is averaging 11.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals in 27.8 minutes. He’s shooting 44.3% from the floor, 30.4% from behind the arc and 72.2% from the foul line.

Honorable Mention:

Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Florida St – 12.5 ppg, 4 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1 spg, 11-of-24 FGs, 3-of-8 3-PT FGs, 34 mpg in two games.



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