Dec. 27, 2010
SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- With the 2010-11 men's and women's basketball season in action, the West Coast Conference is pleased to announce its WCC Players of the Week selections.
Co-Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Mitchell Young, Saint Mary's, Sophomore, Forward
Mitchell Young had another huge game for the Gaels. The native of Logan, New South Wales, Australia scored his second consecutive 20 point game in the lopsided road win over New Mexico State in Las Cruces on Friday. Young scored 20 points, going 10-for-14 from the field, with six rebounds and one steal, in just 21 minutes played. In the first half, Young went 6-for-7 with 12 points in 10 minutes. He scored six of the Gaels first eight points of the game, helping them overcome a slow start to win their first road win of the season. His .663 field goal percentage currently places him among the nation's leaders.
Nemanja Mitrovic, Portland, Junior, Guard
Nemanja Mitrovic scored a career-high 22 points on just nine shot attempts in leading the Pilots to an 88-79 win over Boise State on Wednesday. Mitrovic went 7-for-9 from the field, including a perfect 5-of-5 from three-point range. He also made all three of his free throw attempts, grabbed three rebounds and added an assist in 35 minutes of action. After the Broncos cut the deficit to three points late in regulation, Mitrovic drilled consecutive three-pointers (including one to beat the shot clock) to give Portland separation and ice the game. The Toronto native is now 37-for-69 (.536) from three-point range this season which is good for No. 3 nationally in three-point percentage according to the NCAA (min. 2.5 made per game).
Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Louella Tomlinson, Saint Mary's, Senior, Forward
Louella Tomlinson led the Gaels to two victories this past week. The senior tallied a triple-double and a double-double in wins over Seattle and Idaho. Against Seattle, Tomlinson recorded her second triple-double of the year with a season-high 23 points (9-for-12 field-goals), 13 rebounds and 10 blocks. The Gaels defeated the Redhawks 80-64. In the 85-71 win over Idaho, Tomlinson scored 15 points with 12 rebounds, six assists and four blocks. For the week, Tomlinson averaged 19.0 points, 12.5 rebounds, 7.0 blocks and 5.5 assists while shooting .667 (16-for-24) from the field.
Also Nominated: Kayla Standish, Gonzaga; Jazmine Jackson, Pepperdine