Saint Mary’s Jock Landale Named WCC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
All-American collects fifth weekly honor of the season
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named its Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for February 5, 2018.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – JOCK LANDALE, SR., C – SAINT MARY’S
All-American center Jock Landale led No. 13 Saint Mary's to another perfect week after averaging 30 points, 15 rebounds and 66.7 percent shooting against the Dons and Toreros.
In a 36-point blowout victory over Bay Area rival San Francisco, Landale led Saint Mary's with his 15th double-double of the year finishing up with 26 points and 12 rebounds. The Australian added three assists and three blocks as the Gaels defeated the Dons for the eighth straight time and the 24th time in 25 outings.
In the three-point win over San Diego, Landale notched his seventh game of the year with at least 30 points after leading SMC to its 18th straight win of the year with 34 points and 18 boards. The 18 rebounds match a career-high for Landale - set four times this season – and is most by a WCC player in a single game this season.
SMC extends its win streak to 18 games and give the Gaels their best start through 25 games in program history. The Gaels achieved the highest AP ranking in program history Monday, February 5, checking in at No. 11.
This is the fifth weekly honor of the 2017-18 season for Landale, which is one shy of the all-time record held by Gonzaga All-American Adam Morrison (2005-06) and Loyola Marymount All-American Bo Kimble (1989-90). His seven career Player of the Week accolades are tied for third all-time, last accomplished by SMC's Omar Samhan (2006-10).
Also Nominated: TJ Haws, BYU; Eli Scott, Loyola Marymount; Miles Reynolds, Pacific; D’Marques Tyson, Portland; Johnathan Williams, Gonzaga
2017-18 WCC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
2/5 – Jock Landale, Saint Mary’s
1/29 – Isaiah Pineiro, San Diego
1/22 – Jock Landale, Saint Mary’s
1/15 – Yoeli Childs, BYU
1/8 – Jahlil Tripp, Pacific
1/1 – Jock Landale, Saint Mary’s
12/25 – Jock Landale, Saint Mary’s
12/18 – Elijah Bryant, BYU
12/11 – Jock Landale, Saint Mary’s
12/4 – Zach Norvell Jr., Gonzaga
11/27 – Johnathan Williams, Gonzaga
11/20 – Emmett Naar, Saint Mary’s
11/13 – Isaiah Wright, San Diego