UAA hoops standout Brimhall named GNAC player of the week

By  | 

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTUU) - University of Alaska Anchorage junior hoops player Tyler Brimhall is the Great Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball player of the week.

The honors came Monday after Brimhall led the Seawolves to a pair of home victories in the span of just a few days.

Brimhall, a 6-foot-5 power player who doubles as guard and forward, averaged 21.5 points, 7 rebounds and 2.5 assists as UAA took down Central Washington 79-63 on Thursday and stopped Northwest Nazarene in its tracks, ending a five-game winning streak for the Nighthawks with an 85-73 victory Saturday.

A Logan, Utah, native and former North Idaho College standout, Brimhall tossed in 21 points on 6-of-9 three-point shooting, nine rebounds and a career-high-tying four assists in that first game. He then helped UAA hold CWU to 26 points below its season scoring average.

And against the Nighthawks, Brimhall led UAA with 22 points, aided by 2-for-2 shooting outside the arc. He chipped in five boards to help quiet the Nighthawks, a team that came in averaging 86 points per game, according to UAA's Athletic Dept.

The Seawolves now stand at 9-7 overall, and 4-4 in GNAC play. The squad heads to the Lower 48 this week, taking on Simon Fraser on Thursday (4:15 p.m. AST) and Western Washington on Saturday (2 p.m.).

Stats and live streams of the games can be found on gnac.tv.