After leading the Lewis-Clark State men’s basketball team to a pair of much-needed wins, including an upset of a Top 25 team, Jacob Wiley earned Player of the Week honors from the Frontier Conference on Monday.
A sophomore from Newport, Wash., Wiley averaged 23 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in the Warriors’ two games last week. He also shot 66 percent from the field, going 19-for-29, and finished 8-for-8 from the foul line.
The 6-foot-6 forward started the week by tallying 22 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in a 79-52 win over Montana State-Northern. He followed up that performance with an even better effort, posting 24 points, a season-high 13 rebounds, four blocks and three assists in the Warriors’ 82-65 triumph over 20th-ranked Great Falls.
This is Wiley’s second Player of the Week award, and the third for an LCSC player this season. Classmate Erick Diouf earned the honor Nov. 10.
Wiley and the Warriors, 19-6 overall and 5-4 in the FC, are just one game out of first place in the conference standings. They play a single game this week, against Montana Tech, which tips at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the LCSC Activity Center.
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