Dixie State’s Zach Robbins repeats as PacWest Men’s Basketball Player of Week
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Dixie State sophomore forward/center Zach Robbins (Upland, CA/Upland) repeated as the Pacific West Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.
The conference announced the award on Monday, Dec. 10, for games played Dec. 3-9.
During the Red Storm’s 1-1 week that featured an 87-78 win vs. Chaminade on Dec. 3 and an 82-80 loss at the buzzer at Fresno Pacific on Dec. 8, Robbins was dominant at both ends of the court. He averaged 19.0 points and 13.0 rebounds per game, including 10.5 boards on the defensive glass.
Robbins tied for fourth in scoring for the week and shared the top spot in rebounding while shooting 75.0% (18 for 24) from the field.
He tied for fifth in field goal percentage and tied for seventh in steals per game for the week (2.0) in the PacWest.
The PacWest Fantastic 15
Okesene Ale (Sr., 6-2, 170, G, Hau‘ula, HI/Kahuku) – BYU-Hawaii – scored 21 points, handed out seven assists and had a pair of steals in 103-88 win over Urbana on Dec. 8 – the lone game of the week for the Seasiders…was perfect from the foul line, going 11 for 11…did not commit a turnover in the contest.
Anthony Consentino (Jr., 6-6, 215, F, Chula Vista, CA/Otay Ranch) – California Baptist – amassed 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists while shooting 58.3% (7 for 12) from the floor in 93-75 win over Fresno Pacific on Dec. 4 – the lone game of the week for the Lancers.
Antonio Credit (Sr., 6-7, 220, F/C, Flint, MI/West Bloomfield) – Fresno Pacific – averaged 11.0 points and 8.7 rebounds in a 2-1 week for the Sunbirds…ranked sixth in rebounding for the week in the PacWest…shot 65.0% (13 for 20) to rank ninth in the conference for the week.
Luke Evans (Sr., 6-8, 230, C, Oceanside, CA/El Camino) – California Baptist – scored 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 93-75 win over Fresno Pacific on Dec. 4 – the lone game of the week for the Lancers…shot 72.2% (13 for 18) from the field to rank sixth in field goal percentage for the week in the PacWest (Left Photo).
Jerome Garrison (So., 6-3, 180, G, Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe) – Grand Canyon – averaged 11.5 points in leading the Antelopes to a 2-0 week…was perfect at the foul line (7 for 7)…averaged 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game as well.
Devin Golston (Jr., 6-6, 200, F, Cerritos, CA/Gahr) – Dominican – scored 13 points while shooting 50.0% (5 for 10) from the floor in leading the Penguins to a 60-56 win over NDNU on Dec. 8 – the lone game of the week for Dominican.
Malcolm Griffin (Jr., 6-4, 210, G/F, Chicago, IL/Hyde Park Academy) – Fresno Pacific – averaged 13.3 points, 4.7 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game in a 2-1 week for the Sunbirds…ranked 12th in assist average and 22nd in scoring for the week in the conference…drained buzz-beater in 82-80 win over Dixie State on Dec. 8 (Right Photo).
Akil Johnson (Fr.-r, 6-6, 235, F, Berkeley, CA/Berkeley) - Academy of Art – scored 18 points, inhaled eight rebounds and shot 90.0% (9 for 10) from the floor in a 72-55 win vs. Holy Names on Dec. 8 – the lone game of the week for the Urban Knights…led the PacWest in shooting for the week.
Troy Leaf (So., 6-3, 195, G, San Diego, CA/Foothills Christian) – Azusa Pacific – totaled 15 points, five rebounds and seven assists in 71-64 win over Biola on Dec. 7 – the lone game of the week for the Cougars…posted a 7.0 assist/turnover ratio…shot 57.1% (4 for 7) from beyond the three-point line.
McKay Massey (Sr., 6-2, 185, G, Payson, UT/Payson) – Dixie State – averaged 16.0 points and 5.0 assists per game in a 1-1 week for the Red Storm…tied for 11th in scoring and in assist average for the week in the PacWest…shot 61.1% (11 for 18) from the field (14th)…tied for seventh in assist/turnover ratio (2.0)…shot 66.7% (6 for 9) from beyond the arc…tied for 12th in three-point shooting for the week in the PacWest.
Michael Melonas (Sr., 6-6, 255, F, Ventura, CA/Ventura) – Hawai‘i Hilo – posted a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds in lone game of the week – a tough 74-68 setback at Grand Canyon on Dec. 3…also had two steals.
Kiel Myers (Sr., 6-6, 215, F, Sacramento, CA/Ventura) – Hawai‘i Hilo – scored 21 points while shooting 60.0% (9 for 15) from the field in lone game of the week – a tough 74-68 setback at Grand Canyon on Dec. 3…tied for 13th in the PacWest for the week…went 2 for 2 from beyond the arc.
Matt Samuels (Sr., 6-0, 200, G, Washington, DC/Patterson Prep) – Fresno Pacific – averaged 13.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game in a 2-1 week for FPU…ranked 20th in scoring, 19th in rebounding, tied for 13th in assist average and tied for seventh in steals for the week in the PacWest.
John Taylor (Jr., 6-1, 175, G, Chicago, IL/North Lawndale) – Fresno Pacific – led Sunbirds to a 2-1 week by averaging 16.7 points, 5.1 assists and 2.7 steals per game…ranked ninth in assist average, sixth in steals and 10th in scoring for the week in the PacWest.
Wesley White (Sr., 6-7, 210, F/C, Los Angeles,CA/Inglewood) – Notre Dame de Namur – scored 19 points and collected 13 rebounds in lone game of the week – a 60-56 loss at Dominican on Dec. 8.