Grand Canyon’s Killian Larson named PacWest Men’s Basketball Player of Week

Killian Larson PHOENIX, Ariz. – Grand Canyon junior center Killian Larson (Puyallup, WA/Puyallup) has been named the Pacific West Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

The conference announced the award on Monday, Dec. 17, for games played Dec. 10-16.

Larson led the Antelopes to a 71-61 NCAA II West Region win over Montana State Billings on Dec. 14 – their lone game of the week.

He scored 22 points, grabbed five rebounds and shot 81.8% (9 for 11) from the field in leading GCU to the victory.

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Alex Carmon Okesene Ale (Sr., 6-2, 170, G, Hau‘ula, HI/Kahuku) – BYU-Hawaii – averaged 19.0 points and 2.5 assists per game despite a 0-2 week for the Seasiders…BYU-Hawaii lost to Cedarville and Division I Long Beach State.

Kevin Atilla (Jr., 5-11, 180, G, La Grande, OR/La Grande) – Hawai‘i Pacific – helped Sea Warriors to an 84-48 win over Menlo on Dec. 16 – the lone game of the week for HPU…scored 13 points, grabbed four defensive rebounds, handed out two assists and chipped in a steal…did not miss a shot…was 4 for 4 from the field, including 3 for 3 from beyond the arc…went 2 for 2 at the line. 

Alex Carmon (Fr-r., 6-3, 195, G, Long Beach, CA/Long Beach Poly) - Academy of Art – produced 26 points, including going 10 for 11 (90.9%) from the foul line, in an 82-71 loss at Cal State Monterey Bay on Dec. 15 – the lone game of the week for the Urban Knights…also pulled down eight rebounds and made 2 of 4 (50.0%) three-point attempts (left photo).

Ian Collins (Sr., 6-3, G, Santa Rosa, CA/Piner) – Holy Names – scored 15 points while shooting 87.5% (7 for 8) from the field in 64-53 win over Cal State Maritime on Dec. 15 – the lone game of the week for the Hawks…ranked fourth in shooting for the week in the PacWest…also produced three assists.

Marko Cukic (Sr., 6-9, 235, C, Belgrade, Serbia) – Hawai‘i Pacific – helped Sea Warriors to an 84-48 win over Menlo on Dec. 16 – the lone game of the week for HPU…scored 13 points and grabbed five defensive rebounds in the win…went 5 for 7 (71.4%) at the foul line…was perfect (4 for 4) from the floor…also had an assist.

Devin Golston Bryan Fisher (Fr., 6-4, 190, G, Aliso Viejo, CA/Aliso Niguel) - Academy of Art – amassed 16 points, four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal in an 82-71 loss at Cal State Monterey Bay on Dec. 15 – the lone game of the week for the Urban Knights…shot 60.0% (3 for 5) from beyond the arc…made 6 of 13 (46.1%) attempts from the floor.

Tyler Fry (Jr., 6-3, G, Yuba, CA/Yuba) – Holy Names – scored 21 points while shooting 66.7% (8 for 12) from the field in 64-53 win over Cal State Maritime on Dec. 15 – the lone game of the week for the Hawks…tied for eighth in shooting for the week in the PacWest…connected on 5 of 8 (62.5%) attempts from beyond the arc…ranked seventh in three-point shooting for the week…also had two steals in the win.

Devin Golston (Jr., 6-6, 200, F, Cerritos, CA/Gahr) – Dominican – scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 81-62 thumping of Cal State East Bay on Dec. 15 – the lone game of the week for the Penguins…shot 66.7% (6 for 9) from the floor…tied for eighth in shooting in the PacWest for the week (right photo).

Steven Larson (Jr., 6-8, 240, F/C, South Jordan, UT/Copper Hills) – Dixie State – scored 23 points in a 68-58 PacWest win vs. Point Loma on Dec. 15 – the lone game of the week for the Red Storm…shot 78.5% (11 for 14) from the line…made 50.0% (6 for 12) of attempts from the field…grabbed five rebounds.

DeAndre Medlock (Jr., 6-10, 215, C, Fresno, CA/West Clovis) – BYU-Hawaii – averaged 19.0 points per game while shooting 66.7% (12 for 18) from the field despite a 0-2 week for the Seasiders…BYU-Hawaii lost to Cedarville and Division I Long Beach State…tied for eighth in shooting in the PacWest for the week.

Bennie Murray (Sr., 6-5, 180, G, Fairfield, CA/Will C. Wood) – Chaminade – averaged 17.5 points while shooting 53.8% (14 for 26) from the field despite a 0-2 week for the Silverswords…Chaminade lost to Cedarville and to Division I Hawai‘i…ranked seventh in scoring and 20th in shooting for the week in the PacWest.

Judd Welfringer Zach Robbins (So., 6-10, 200, F/C, Upland, CA/Upland) – Dixie State – scored 12 points, collected nine rebounds and had two steals while shooting 50.0% (5 for 10) from the floor in a 68-58 PacWest win vs. Point Loma on Dec. 15 – the lone game of the week for the Red Storm…went 2 for 2 at the line.

Dominique Taplin (So., 6-0, 175, G, Alameda, CA/Oakland) – Dominican – totaled 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block during 81-62 thumping of Cal State East Bay on Dec. 15 – the lone game of the week for the Penguins…shot 80.0% (4 for 5) from the foul line…accrued stats while coming off the bench.

Judd Welfringer (So., 6-5, 205, G, Mesa, AZ/Waukee) – Point Loma – scored 22 points on 8 of 13 (61.5%) shooting in tough 68-58 loss at Dixie State on Dec. 15 – lone game of the week for the Sea Lions…made 5 of 7 (71.4%) three-point attempts…ranked fifth in three-points shooting for the week in the PacWest…also had three assists and two steals…amassed impressive stats coming off the bench while playing just 22 minutes (left photo).

Malte Ziegenhagen (So., 6-4, 205, G, Berlin, Germany) – Hawai‘i Pacific – led Sea Warriors to an 84-48 lopsided win over Menlo on Dec. 16 – the lone game of the week for HPU…scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds in the win…went 6 for 6 at the foul line…made 1 of 2 three-point attempts…shot 83.3% (5 for 6) from the field…ranked fifth in shooting for the week in the PacWest.

Week 1 Report - De'Andre Haskins - Chaminade (Nov. 12)

Week 2 Report - DeAndre Medlock - BYU-Hawaii (Nov. 19)

Week 3 Report – De’Andre Haskins - Chaminade (Nov. 26)

Week 4 Report – Zach Robbins – Dixie State (Dec. 3)

Week 5 Report – Zach Robbins – Dixie State (Dec. 10)