DENVER – CSU Bakersfield sophomore guard Jarkel Joiner has been named Western Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 21-27. This is his first-ever WAC Player of the Week honor.
The Oxford, Miss. native led the Roadrunners to an 88-84 road victory over California Baptist last Thursday to remain in first place in the WAC standings, setting two CSU Bakersfield single-game records along the way. Joiner tallied 34 points, more than any other 'Runner in CSUB's Division I history, while also resetting the program record for field goals made in a game with 14. Joiner converted 14-of-23 attempts (60.9 percent) from the field while only scoring five of his points from free throws. He also chipped in four rebounds, three steals and two assists all while guarding CBU's Milan Acquaah, the WAC's leading scorer.
Other nominees included: De'jon Davis of California Baptist averaged 12.5 points and 8.5 rebounds over two games last week ... Grand Canyon's Carlos Johnson finished with a career-high 26 points to along with three rebounds and three steals in a win at CBU ... Xavier Bishop of Kansas City averaged 22.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steal as the Roos went 1-1 on the week ... NM State's Ivan Aurrecoechea finished with 12 points, five rebounds and two assists in a win at UT Rio Grande Valley ... Terry Winn III of UTRGV finished with 18 points, two rebounds and one assist in a two-point loss to NM State ... Utah Valley's Jake Toolson averaged 20.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in a pair of road wins last week.