Dec. 6, 2010
SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- With the 2010-11 men's and women's basketball season underway, the West Coast Conference is pleased to announce its WCC Players of the Week selections.
Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Keion Bell, Pepperdine, JR, Guard
Junior guard Keion Bell averaged 28.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in the Waves' two games this week. He had a game-high 25 points as the Waves rallied from a 19-point deficit to win at Pacific. He then had a game-high 31 points to gowith a season-high seven rebounds in a loss to Texas-San Antonio. Over the two games, Bell hit 48% of his shots (14-29) and 47% of his three-point attempts (8-17). In his seven games this season, Bell has scored at least 22 points six times. He has surpassed the 30-point mark twice. For the season, he is averaging 25.3 points and 4.1 rebounds and currently ranks sixth nationally in scoring.
Also Nominated: Luke Sikma, POR
Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Courtney Vandersloot, Gonzaga, SR, Guard
Courtney Vandersloot led Gonzaga to a 2-0 week averaging 30.0 points, 7.5 assists and 3.5 steals while hitting 56.8 from the field and sinking all 13 free throw attempts. Vandersloot began the week scoring a career-high 33 points at Eastern Washington, including 23 in the first half. Vandersloot hit 12-of-17 from the floor, 3-of-3 from beyond the 3-point arc and sank 6-of-6 free throws to finish with her new career-high 33 points; besting her previous high by one point. Vandersloot, the first person to score 30-plus points since Heather Bowman scored 31 against the University of San Diego on Feb. 25, 2009, scored her previous high of 32 points in the Bulldogs 80-77 loss to Marquette University on Nov. 28, 2008. Vandersloot followed that performance up by scoring 27 points in the Zags 80-62 win at the University of Montana. She hit 9-of-20 from the floor, 2-of-4 3-pointers and hit 7-of-7 at the free throw line. She also handed out seven assists, made four steals and blocked two shots.
Also Nominated: Also Nominated: Candice Nichols, LMU; Lauren Bell, PEP; Louella Tomlinson, SMC