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  • GNAC Men’s Basketball All-Decade Teams

    After making the All-Decade Teams for CWU, I just had to take it a step further. Incredible how much talent has played in this conference. It was fun to remember all of the names from the past years. So here we go.

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/cwu-c...9681023479365/

    Two seasons minimum to qualify. A separate All-Decade Team for the best one-season players is also included below.

    Co-Players of the Decade: Andy Avgi & David Downs

    1st Team

    G John Allen (Western Washington 2010-13): 96 games, 15.4 ppg, 3.6 apg, 1.6 spg, 46.8% FG, 39.7% 3FG, GNAC Player of Year, All-GNAC 1st Team, 2x All-GNAC 2nd Team, All-Region 1st Team, All-American 1st Team

    G Chris Banchero (Seattle Pacific 2007-11): 93 games, 14.3 ppg, 3.3 apg, 50.9% FG, GNAC Player of Year, All-GNAC 1st Team & 2nd Team, All-Region 1st Team, All-American 1st Team

    G David Downs (Seattle Pacific 2010-14): 124 games, 14.4 ppg, 4.5 apg, 46.6% FG, 43.4% 3FG, GNAC Player & Freshman of Year, 2x GNAC Championships MVP, 3x All-GNAC 1st Team, All-Region 1st Team, All-American 1st Team

    F Andy Avgi (Western Oregon 2012-16): 108 games, 17.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 56.6% FG, 40.6% 3FG, 2x GNAC Player of Year, GNAC Freshman of Year, 2x All-GNAC 1st Team & 2x Honorable Mention, All-Region 1st Team, All-American 1st Team

    F Blake Poole (Saint Martin’s 2007-11): 113 games, 15.6 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.6 spg, 57.3% FG, GNAC Player & Freshman of Year, 2x All-GNAC 1st Team, All-GNAC Honorable Mention, All-Region 1st Team, All-American 1st Team

    F Tanner Omlid (Western Oregon 2015-18): 97 games, 13.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.4 bpg, 2.6 spg, 50.2% FG, GNAC Player & Defensive Player of Year, 2x All-GNAC 1st Team, All-GNAC 2nd Team, All-Region 1st Team, All-American 1st Team

    F Jeffrey Parker (Western Washington 2013-17): 121 games, 15.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 47.5% FG, 41% 3FG, 2x All-GNAC 1st Team, All-GNAC 2nd Team, All-Region 2nd Team

    F Taylor Rohde (Alaska-Anchorage 2010-12): 64 games, 17.9 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 62.1% FG, GNAC Player of Year, 2x All-GNAC 1st Team, All-Region 1st Team, All-American 1st Team

    These are the very elite. Multiple All-GNAC 1st Team selections, Players of the Year, 1st Team All-Americans, and players who were primary reasons why their teams were the most successful during their time. Allen was a national champion. Banchero had a stellar junior season before his senior year being cut short with an ACL tear, so I honored him by putting him on 1st Team. David Downs the best guard of the decade, by far. Avgi the best forward and a solid career all 4 years, and Omlid the do-it-all defensive beast. Poole may've been on a weaker team at the time but was one of the most dominant forwards of the past decade. Parker is WWU's all-time leading scorer. Rohde may've been only a 2 year player, but the best 2 year forward the GNAC saw last decade and was named the national player of the year by one of the publications.



    2nd Team

    G Mark McLaughlin (Central Washington 2012-14): 53 games, 24.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.6 apg, 46.5% FG, GNAC Newcomer of Year, 2x All-GNAC 1st Team, All-Region 1st Team, All-American 3rd Team

    G Travis Thompson (Alaska-Anchorage 2010-15): 122 games, 13.7 ppg, 2.8 apg, 46.9% FG, 43.8% 3FG, 2x All-GNAC 1st Team, All-GNAC 2nd Team, All-Region 2nd Team

    G Sekou Wiggs (Alaska-Anchorage 2015-17): 61 games, 24.2 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 3 apg, 44% FG, 35.5% 3FG, GNAC Newcomer of Year, 2x All-GNAC 1st Team, All-Region 1st Team, All-American 3rd Team

    G Blair Wheadon (Western Oregon 2008-12): 111 games, 14.9 ppg, 3.3 apg, 1.9 spg, 46.3% FG, 41.1% 3FG, GNAC Freshman of Year, All-GNAC 1st Team, 2x All-GNAC 2nd Team, All-Region 2nd Team

    G Richard Woodworth (Western Washington 2009-14): 123 games, 10.3 ppg, 2.8 apg, 47.9% FG, 41.5% 3FG, All-GNAC 1st Team, 2nd Team, and Honorable Mention, All-Region 1st Team, All-American Honorable Mention

    F Trevor Jasinsky (Western Washington 2016-20): 120 games, 12.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 42.8% FG, 34.6% 3FG, GNAC Championships MVP, 2x All-GNAC 1st Team, All-Region 1st Team

    F Patrick Simon (Seattle Pacific 2012-14): 60 games, 14.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 52.9% FG, 47.9% 3FG, All-GNAC 1st Team & 2nd Team, All-Region 1st Team, All-American Honorable Mention

    C Andy Poling (Seattle Pacific 2010-13): 92 games, 13.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 52.1% FG, All-GNAC 1st Team, 2x All-GNAC Honorable Mention, All-Region 2nd Team

    These are lead players and proven winners but one step down from the elites of 1st Team. McLaughlin and Wiggs were game-changers and the two best two-year guards. Thompson is UAA's best 4 year player of the past decade. Simon was one of the most lethal 3-point sharpshooters in GNAC history. Gonzaga transfer Poling had the best career of any center last decade. And as much as I was annoyed with Woodworth (national champ) and Jasinsky, they were two more of WWU's best 4 year guys behind Parker.

    3rd Team (+1)

    G Luke Chavez (Saint Martin’s 2017-19): 62 games, 14.5 ppg, 3.3 apg, 1.5 spg, 45.1% FG, 36.9% 3FG, GNAC Newcomer of Year, 2x All-GNAC 1st Team, All-Region 1st Team

    G Brian McGill (Western Oregon 2011-12, Alaska-Anchorage 2013-16): 105 games, 12.5 ppg, 4.3 apg, 48.8% FG, 42.8% 3FG, 2x All-GNAC 2nd Team, All-GNAC Honorable Mention

    G Julian Nichols (Western Oregon 2014-16): 65 games, 12.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 5.3 apg, 1.8 spg, 40.7% FG, GNAC Newcomer of Year, All-GNAC 1st Team & 2nd Team

    G Riley Stockton (Seattle Pacific 2011-15): 126 games, 7.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 3.5 apg, 50.1% FG, 36.3% 3FG, 2x GNAC Defensive Player of Year, All-GNAC 1st Team, 2x All-GNAC Honorable Mention

    F Rory Blanche (Western Washington 2008-12): 109 games, 11.7 ppg, 5 rpg, 60.2% FG, 44.1% 3FG, All-GNAC 1st Team & Honorable Mention, All-Region 1st Team, All-American Honorable Mention

    F Austin Bragg (Western Washington 2012-14): 62 games, 12.8 ppg, 8 rpg, 1.5 bpg, 56.5% FG, All-GNAC 1st Team & Honorable Mention, All-Region 1st Team, All-American Honorable Mention

    F Daulton Hommes (Western Washington 2016-18): 60 games, 15.2 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2 apg, 55.5% FG, 46.1% 3FG, All-GNAC 1st Team & Honorable Mention, All-Region 2nd Team

    F Joseph Stroud (Central Washington 2014-16): 52 games, 14.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.6 bpg, 64.6% FG, GNAC Defensive Player of Year, All-GNAC 1st Team & 2nd Team

    F Coleman Wooten (Seattle Pacific 2015-19): 108 games, 11.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.1 apg, 50.7% FG, 35.5% 3FG, GNAC Championships MVP, All-GNAC 1st Team, 2nd Team, and Honorable Mention, All-Region 2nd Team

    I thought Chavez was overrated, but whatever. Nichols was the PG I liked, dishing out assists like a BB gun and being a huge part of some of WOU's best years. Stockton the defender and work horse lived up to his family name. Blanche the national champ, Bragg and Stroud another two solid forwards. And Wooten was certainly underrated and valuable to SPU's great successes.

    4th Team (+2)

    G Jayden Bezzant (NW Nazarene 2016-20): 96 games, 12.6 ppg, 2.6 apg, 47.3% FG, 35.6% 3FG, All-GNAC 1st Team & Honorable Mention

    G Kyle Fossman (Alaska-Anchorage 2010-14): 105 games, 11.8 ppg, 2.4 apg, 46.8% FG, 45.3% 3FG, All-GNAC 1st Team & Honorable Mention

    G Obi Megwa (NW Nazarene 2017-19): 54 games, 17.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3 apg, 47.5% FG, All-GNAC 1st Team & 2nd Team, All-Region 2nd Team

    G Sango Niang (Simon Fraser 2013-15): 50 games, 19.7 ppg, 6 apg, 1.6 spg, 48.9% FG, 37.7% 3FG, 2x All-GNAC 2nd Team

    G Brandon Walker (Alaska-Anchorage 2008-11): 90 games, 13.8 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 48.4% FG, 40.2% 3FG, All-GNAC 1st Team & 2nd Team

    F Preston Beverly (MSU Billings 2015-17): 57 games, 15.9 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 43.9% FG, 35.8% 3FG, GNAC Freshman of Year, All-GNAC 1st Team & Honorable Mention

    F Brendan Howard (MSU Billings 2018-20): 57 games, 17.9 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 51.8% FG, 35.8% 3FG, GNAC Freshman of Year, All-GNAC 2nd Team & Honorable Mention

    F Paul Jones (Western Washington 2011-13): 68 games, 11.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 53% FG, 38.9% 3FG, All-GNAC 1st Team, All-Region 1st Team, All-American Honorable Mention

    F Kevin Rima (NW Nazarene 2010-15): 109 games, 9.9 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 56.6% FG, All-GNAC 2nd Team, 2x All-GNAC Honorable Mention

    F Chris Sprinker (Central Washington 2008-2011): 80 games, 11.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.7 bpg, 53.9% FG, All-GNAC 1st Team & 2nd Team, All-Region 2nd Team

    Time to show NNU and Billings some love! And I thought I would throw in a Canadian, as well.

    One-Season All-Decade Team

    One Season Player of the Decade: Shadeed Shabazz

    G Adonis Arms (NW Nazarene 2018-19): 28 games, 20.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.9 spg, 54.9% FG, 34.8% 3FG, GNAC Player & Newcomer of Year, All-GNAC 1st Team, All-Region 1st Team

    G Jamar Berry (Central Washington 2010-11): 30 games, 17.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.4 spg, 50.9% FG, 43.5% 3FG, GNAC Newcomer of Year, GNAC Championships MVP, All-GNAC 1st Team, All-Region 1st Team, All-American Honorable Mention

    G Antoine Proctor (MSU Billings 2011-12): 30 games, 18.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.9 apg, 2.3 spg, 42.3% FG, GNAC Newcomer of Year, All-GNAC 1st Team, All-Region 1st Team

    G Kedar Salam (Simon Fraser 2017-18): 28 games, 20.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 48.8% FG, 41.4% 3FG, All-GNAC 1st Team

    *G Shadeed Shabazz (Alaska-Fairbanks 2019-20): 30 games, 26.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.5 apg, 3.8 spg, 46.6% FG, 35.6% 3FG, GNAC Player, Defensive Player, and Newcomer of Year, All-GNAC 1st Team, All-Region 1st Team, All-American 3rd Team

    G Taylor Stafford (Western Washington 2016-17): 31 games, 22.8 ppg, 5 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.7 spg, 46.1% FG, 39.2% 3FG, GNAC Player & Newcomer of Year, GNAC Championships MVP, All-GNAC 1st Team, All-Region 1st Team, All-American 1st Team

    F Jarrell Crayton (MSU Billings 2012-13): 30 games, 16.3 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 56.7% FG, All-GNAC 1st Team

    **F Tony Miller (Seattle Pacific 2016-18): 39 games, 18.7 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 46.8% FG, 36% 3FG, GNAC Freshman of Year, All-GNAC 2nd Team

    F Parrish West (Alaska-Fairbanks 2009-11): 37 games, 25.6 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.2 apg, 50.7% FG, All-GNAC 1st Team, All-Region 1st Team, All-American 1st Team

    F Travante Williams (Alaska-Fairbanks 2015-16): 30 games, 18.7 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 2.7 apg, 2.3 spg, 45.8% FG, 39.6% 3FG, All-GNAC 1st Team, All-Region 2nd Team
    *Still has one season remaining
    **Played part of 2nd season

    The best players we didn't get to see enough of (or saw plenty of if they were your rival, like Stafford). But we will get to enjoy one more year of Shadeed Shabazz. If he came in one year sooner, he would be up on 1st Team.
    Last edited by CWU Wildcat Nation; 06-07-2020, 10:31 AM.

  • #2
    That's some tremendous stuff, excellent research, no complaints from me on the picks, though I probably liked Luke Chavez better than you did, ha! I was wondering when Adonis Arms was going to come in, but I do like the one-and-done teams, that's very good. Nice nod to Travante Williams, too, tremendous player.

    The talent depth of the GNAC is great and the top level players are really excellent.

    * I don't remember Brian McGill, who attended WOU briefly before transferring to UAA.

    * Who was that one chunky guard WWU had, went to Grand Canyon and was a board favorite here ... not by me, I didn't care one way or the other for the dude, but people were liked his 7 ppg at GCU. Dreshel? Glad he's not on the team. :>)

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    • #3
      Tony Miller of SPU maybe a 1 and done as I think his 2nd year at SPU was marred by injury, but maybe I'm wrong there. He'll be WSU's 1st or 2nd best player next year.

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      • #4
        I separated the one year guys because you just can't really compare them well enough to guys like Downs and Parker and Avgi. Tony Miller I could've included in that list if I included 1 1/2 season guys. McGill wasn't relevant at WOU before he broke out in Anchorage. Solid OG though. As for Dreschel, he was a bubble guy. Like Jobi Wall, Dom Hunter, Dom Williams, etc who just missed the cut. But you can make a 4th team argument for any of em.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by CWU Wildcat Nation View Post
          I separated the one year guys because you just can't really compare them well enough to guys like Downs and Parker and Avgi. Tony Miller I could've included in that list if I included 1 1/2 season guys. McGill wasn't relevant at WOU before he broke out in Anchorage. Solid OG though. As for Dreschel, he was a bubble guy. Like Jobi Wall, Dom Hunter, Dom Williams, etc who just missed the cut. But you can make a 4th team argument for any of em.
          Excellent work, really appreciate it.

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          • #6
            Note: I added Tony Miller to the One Season Team, replacing Khalil Shabazz

            Let's play a game! Using my lists, build an ulimate starting lineup by picking ONE player from each list (including the one season list). Be sure to have a good mix of guards and forwards (3 and 2 or 2 and 3). This is hard to decide on, but here is mine:

            PG David Downs - best selfless leader on the court
            Wing Patrick Simon - man, this D1 transfer can shoot them 3's
            PF Joseph Stroud - the dunking shot swatter
            SF Brendan Howard - D1 transfer who should've stayed in D1
            SG Shadeed Shabazz - best scorer and best defender all in one?

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            • #7
              PG -- David Downs, great player.
              SG -- Shabazz, best player in the nation this upcoming year in my opinion.
              SF -- Tanner Omlid, perhaps Western Oregon bias here, but he was the West coast player of the year his senior year and can rebound, defend, everything.
              PF -- Andy Avgi -- more bias from me, but again, West coast player of the year and really hard to guard.
              Post -- Andy Poling -- I struggled here because I was looking for a true post, which is tough in today's game. Might be some better shooting forwards out there but for a true post I think Poling was the best.

              * I think you're all decade team should be on the official GNAC site and give you credit for them. It's really great for fans.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tsull View Post
                PG -- David Downs, great player.
                SG -- Shabazz, best player in the nation this upcoming year in my opinion.
                SF -- Tanner Omlid, perhaps Western Oregon bias here, but he was the West coast player of the year his senior year and can rebound, defend, everything.
                PF -- Andy Avgi -- more bias from me, but again, West coast player of the year and really hard to guard.
                Post -- Andy Poling -- I struggled here because I was looking for a true post, which is tough in today's game. Might be some better shooting forwards out there but for a true post I think Poling was the best.

                * I think you're all decade team should be on the official GNAC site and give you credit for them. It's really great for fans.
                Hey now, only 1 player from each list. You can't have three 1st-teamers! But thanks, it would be cool if the GNAC had a blog site or something for unofficial stuff like this.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CWU Wildcat Nation View Post

                  Hey now, only 1 player from each list. You can't have three 1st-teamers! But thanks, it would be cool if the GNAC had a blog site or something for unofficial stuff like this.
                  Ah, I played it wrong:

                  PG -- Downs, best GNAC point guard I've seen.
                  SG -- McLaughlin barely over Wiggs.
                  SF -- Arms -- Saw him play a lot, unguadable at D2, he'll start in D1.
                  PF -- Brendan Howard, a true, quality power forward.
                  P -- Stroud, inside ability was excellent.

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