Feb 01 2007
For the second time this season, the National Junior College Athletic Association has named Seward County Community College menís basketball player, Theron Wilson, the National Player of the Week. The 6-foot-5-inch sophomore forward from Topeka, Kan., was named Co-National Player of the Week for Jan. 21-27, along with Sammy Ricks, from North Dakota State. Wilson was also named NJCAA Player of the Week on Nov. 29 earlier this season. Wilson becomes the second student-athlete ever from SCCC to be named NJCAA Player of the Week twice in one season. Earlier this year SCCC womenís basketball player Tegan Cunningham received National Player of the Week honors twice.
Wilson posted two double-double performances last week with 15 points and 13 rebounds against Garden City C.C., and 17 points and 10 rebounds against Cloud County C.C. Wilson led Seward County to a 1-1 week, with a 65-61 victory at home against Cloud County and a 64-43 loss at home against Garden City.
Wilson is currently leading the NJCAA Region VI in scoring (21.6 points per game) and is leading the nation in free throws made (153). Wilson also ranks among league leaders in rebounding (11.3 rpg.), steals (2.6 spg.) and blocked shots (1.9 bpg.).
In his career at Seward County, Wilson has scored in double-figures 42 times, and posted double-figures in rebounding 16 times. Last night at Colby C.C., Wilson tallied his 16th career double-double with 20 points and a team-high 10 rebounds.