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Where SW Washington men’s basketball stars are playing in college

A list of players from NCAA Division I to NAIA

By , Columbian Sports Editor
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NCAA DIVISION I

BIG SKY

Sacramento State

Samaad Hector, F, 6-6, 230, Jr. (Skyview, Lower Columbia College) — Signed with the Hornets after being named NWAC Western Region MVP last season, averaging 18.0 points, 14.8 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game.

DIVISION II

GREAT NORTHWEST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Northwest Nazarene

Kyle Gruhler, G, 6-5, 190, Fr. (Skyview) — Joins the Nighthawks after earning All-State honors as a high school senior. Plans to major in Kinesiology.

Saint Martin’s

Alex Schumacher, G, 6-3, 175, So. (Skyview) — Coming off an impressive freshman season where he averaged 13.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.

Seattle Pacific

Shaw Anderson, F, 6-6, 220, So. (Kelso) — Named conference freshman of the year last season, averaging 12.8 points and 4.8 rebounds over 27 games.

Western Oregon

Cameron Cranston, F, 6-6, 195, Jr. (Union) — Second-leading scorer on the team last season, averaging 13.0 points over 27 games. Also ranked 10th in the conference with 36 steals. WOU will not play this season due to COVID-19 restrictions.

DIVISION III

NORTHWEST CONFERENCE

Lewis and Clark

Daelon Floyd, G/F, 6-3, 205, Sr. (Battle Ground) — Played in 22 games last season, starting 13. Averaged 6.5 points per game with a season high of 18 against Whitman.

Linfield

Will Burghardt, G, 5-11, 185, Sr. (Mark Morris, Hawaii-Hilo) — Appeared in 21 games, starting in 14. Averaged 9.5 points per game, including a career-high 30 points against Whittier.

Carson Bonine, G, 6-2, 175 So. (Camas) — Appeared in 23 games off the bench last season, scoring a career high 17 points against Whitworth.

Reece Gibb, F, 6-5, 210, So. (Mark Morris) — Appeared in six games as a freshman, scoring a career-high eight points against Northwest Indian.

Pacific Lutheran

Ethan Smith, G, 6-1, 180, So. (Union, Clark College) — Spent one season at Clark College. Played in all 28 games, starting nine.  He averaged 12.5 points per game, while shooting 42.4 percent from 3-point range and 91.7 percent from the free throw line.

Seth Hall, G, 6-3, 175, Sr. (Prairie, Lower Columbia College) — Played in all 26 games last season, starting 19. Averaged 13.3 points and 3.5 rebounds per game and had a season high 29 points against Lewis & Clark. Led the Lutes shooting 39% from three point range and earned honorable-mention all-conference honors.

Whitman

Bryce Mulder, F, 7-0, 218, Sr. (Woodland) — Played in 28 games with one start.. Averaged 4.3 points and 1.7 blocks per game. Had season highs of 13 points against George Fox and nine rebounds against Pacific Lutheran.

Whitworth

Tanner Fogle, G, 6-3, 187, Sr. (Camas) — Played in nine games last season, averaging 1.0 point in 3.9 minutes. Is majoring in accounting.

Brad Lackey, G, 6-1, 185, Fr. (Union) — Joins the Pirates after going 51-4 as a starter for Union, leading the Titans to three state tournament appearances. Plans to major in marketing.

Jacob Hjort, G, 6-2, 193, So. (Columbia River, Western Oregon) — Injuries have limited him to just two games over his two years at Whitworth, including a redshirt year. Had a career high of six points last season vs. Trinity.

NAIA

CASCADE COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE

Corban

Austin Evans, G, 5-11, 180, Sr. (Camas, Chemeketa CC) — Played in one game last season, scoring three points against Willamette.

Denis Kirichenko, F, 6-7, 215, Sr. (Union) — Played in 24 games last season, starting four. Averaged 9.0 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Shot nearly 47% from the field.

Menlo College

Evan Dirksen, F, 6-6, 190, So. (Columbia River) — Appeared in 11 games as a true freshman last season. Averaged 2.0 points 1.0 rebounds and 5.6 minutes per game. Scored a season high 9 points against Northwest Christian.

Multnomah University

Kellen Ball, G, 6-3, 190, Fr. (Seton Catholic) — Joins the Lions after a helping Seton Catholic reach the 1A state tournament, averaging nearly 12.0 points per game his senior year.

Oregon Tech

Kam Osborn, G, 6-1, 185, Fr. (Prairie) — Used his redshirt year last season after a standout career at Prairie, where he became the program’s all-time leading scorer.

NCCAA

PACIFIC CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Portland Bible College

Bronson King, G, 6-2, 180, Fr. (Prairie) — Redshirted last season for a program with many Clark County connections, including head coach Mike Arnold.

Click here to view the list of where SW Washington women’s basketball stars are playing in college.

Did we miss anybody? Email sports editor Micah Rice at micah.rice@columbian.com with updates.

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