Northwest Conference leading scorer Zach Anderson headlines the selection of three Linfield players to the all-NWC Men’s Basketball Team, as announced by the league Tuesday afternoon.
Anderson, a first-team honoree, was joined by teammates Andrew Batiuk and David Lee, both honorable mention selections.
Anderson averaged a league-leading 21.6 points per game while shooting 47.7 percent from the floor, including 43.5 percent from 3-point range. He also ranked fifth (tied) in rebounding at 6.8 per contest. His 70 3-point field goals made set a program record, and he also ranks in the top 20 for both single-season total points (539) and scoring average (21.6).
He was selected as the league’s student-athlete of the week for men’s basketball once after scoring a career-high 33 points in an early-season win against Concordia. Anderson reached double figures in scoring in 24 of 25 games, and reached or surpassed the 20-plateau 18 times.
Only a freshman, Batiuk ranked ninth in the league in scoring at 14.1 points per game. He also corralled 5.7 rebounds per game and notched 1.8 assists and 0.8 blocks through 24 games. The rookie center topped 20 points six separate times and notched a career-high 30 points against Multnomah Bible.
Lee missed the first half of his final season as a Wildcat due to injury, but more than made up for his absence upon his return. In 14 games, he averaged 11.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest, numbers that ranked third on the team in both categories. His best game was a 23 point, eight rebound performance against Lewis & Clark.
As a team, the Wildcats finished tied for seventh in the league at 3-13 in Northwest Conference action and 5-20 overall.
David Michaels of Whitman was selected as the NWC Player of the Year, while Whitworth’s Matt Logie was voted as the NWC Coach of the Year in his first season at the helm of the Pirates.
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