Saturday night the @unbctwolves three rookies led the team in scoring against the Brandon University Bobcats in a 96-74 loss.
@1boscoe set the UNBC record for most @canadawestinsta points by a rookie in a single game with 26 and picked up his third double-double by grabbing 10 rebounds to go along with 2 blocks. @sloki_ had 9 points and Dylon Matthews scored 11 points and pulled down 7 boards.
The Timberwolves are on the road in Regina next weekend to play against the University of Regina Cougars.
There weren’t 15 guys better than Ty in @CanadaWest this year. But if I know anything about the PG kid, it’s that doubters fuel him. I’m excited to see what the 2019-2020 conference leading scorer does for @UNBCBasketball in 2020-2021. Proud to watch this young man work. https://twitter.com/UNBCATHLETICS/status/1230606038887321600 …
This drill is called NBA Fastbreak and we use it at most practices. It's a great conditioning fastbreak drill that works on passing, lay-ups and 3-pointers. The drill lasts 4 minutes and every basket (lay-up or 3-pointer) counts as 1 point, missed lay-up is minus 1. Last night at practice we set a season-high with 120 points. The unofficial record is 121 set on October 21, 2017; its unofficial because prior to 2016 we didn’t track practice stats and scores.
No player in @UNBCBasketball history had ever had 300 points, 100 rebounds & 75 assists in a season. Until now. Take a bow, @VovaPluzhnikov for your special @CanadaWest year. #gotwolvespic.twitter.com/uubcd0Ehhj
The winning argument is understandable, and likely the way things went, but it's tough to ignore the league's leading scorer...
...and not sure how coveted our awards are, but Laing will be there somewhere.
Last night the @unbctwolves fell to the UFV Cascades 87-58. Timberwolves were led by @trickyty who scored 20 points, @chriz_ross picked up 9 points and 6 boards and @1boscoe recorded a double-double (13 points and 10 rebounds). With his 10 rebounds Shittu set the Timberwolves record for most @canadawestinsta rebounds by a rookie. Navjot Bains set the record of 94 back in 2012-13, Shittu is at 97 with 8 games still to go. Shittu now holds the UNBC rookie record for blocks, field goals and rebounds and he only needs 4 points to pass Laing for most points (90) scored by a UNBC rookie.
The Timberwolves are on the road this weekend in Kelowna, BC to take on the UBC-O Heat.
Fareed Shittu rewrote the @unbc record books this year, setting new
@UNBCBasketball freshman marks for points, rebounds, blocks, AND steals! He also sat TOP 5 overall in @CanadaWest in rebounding and blocks, and now, he's a member of the CW All-Rookie Team! Congrats, Fareed!pic.twitter.com/r8s9g1MnEV
What a Senior night!
Our 5th year seniors, @AnthonyHokanson & @sajegosalBC7, scored @UNBCATHLETICS 1st 15 points & both scored 5 3-pointers as UNBC won Saturday night 99-80 over the MacEwan Griffins.
Congratulations Anthony & Saje on 5 great years of @CanadaWest basketball.pic.twitter.com/Dqr9k8wCFq
Another great TWolf throwback, looking at the incredible @UNBC career of Jose Araujo! A 3-year TWolf, Jose earned two @pacwestbc Championships, two PacWest All-Star nods, and a @CCAAsportsACSC National Championship in 2010! Thanks for your contributions to @UNBCBasketball, Jose! pic.twitter.com/ORQ0ekvhM2
That’s understandable about the over .500 but that’s not been a factor in the past. They’ve usually rewarded 1-2 players from borderline playoff teams with big numbers. They made it look like a major oversight themselves by rewarding it basically every season except this one.
Each week the UNBC Men’s Basketball coaching staff will pick a player or players who have demonstrated the characteristics of being a hard worker and award them the firefighter’s helmet for the week. Players who put in extra work to help improve their basketball skills, basketball IQ, strength training, etc will be considered for this weekly acknowledgement.
We chose a firefighter helmet because firefighting is all about teamwork, professionalism, hard work, selfless sacrifice and putting it all on the line for the person next to you. These are the values that we want to see from our players.
Week 21 winner is @sloki_.
All 15 members of the 1st, 2nd & 3rd All-Star teams are on playoff teams that were at least .500 in the regular season. Perhaps this is a result of the amount of value that was placed on team success in the voting.
A coveted place on the CCR Canada All-Conference team awaits?
READ: A great @PGCitizen feature on @UNBCBasketball's Tyrell Laing, who has gone from @PGSSATHLETICS to leading @CanadaWest in scoring.https://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/sports/basketball/laing-s-scoring-brilliance-highlights-t-wolves-season-1.24079591 …
When you hear Tyrell didn't make the all-star team.pic.twitter.com/69k6mWOZJI
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Each road trip we are going to spend a few minutes “On the Road With” a @unbctwolves Men’s Basketball player.
Today, we are travelling to Kelowna, BC for Canada West league games this weekend against the UBC Okanagan Heat and while we were waiting in the Prince George Airport we asked @sloki_ a couple of questions:
Favourite Memory from any trip to Kelowna, doesn’t have to be UNBC related?
Do you have a goto food place in Kelowna that you are looking forward to?
What's your favourite thing about, aside from playing basketball, about road trips?
On Saturday we celebrate the 5-year career of @anthonyhokanson. Anthony came to the @unbctwolves from Vancouver, BC in the fall of 2015.
Prior to this final weekend, Anthony has played in 98 Canada West regular season games, which is the most by any UNBC player. In the UNBC Timberwolves Canada West record books, Anthony sits 9th in scoring at 578 points, 5th in 3PT FG with 77, 3rd in rebounds with 306, 10th in assists with 91 and 6th in blocks with 25.
Anthony is probably one of a very few players to start a basketball game that he sang the National Anthem for.
Come join us on Saturday evening at the @charles_jago_nsc to celebrate Anthony’s career.