SPARTANS SIGN DOERKSEN-CIS Star commits to Trinity Western Men’s Basketball

TWU men's basketball coach Scott Allen welcomes Jacob Doerksen to the Spartans
Men's Basketball (Announcement)
Monday, March 3, 2008
Recruit Signing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SPARTANS SIGN DOERKSEN
-CIS Star commits to Trinity Western Men's Basketball

LANGLEY, British Columbia - Trinity Western University men's basketball head coach Scott Allen announced today that former CIS Championship Tournament All-Star and 2006 CIS Rookie of the Year Jacob Doerksen (Abbotsford, B.C.) has committed to suit up with the Spartans for the beginning of the 2008-09 season.

"Working together with student athletes who understand that it's more important to give than receive is very motivating as a coach," commented Allen. "Jacob understands the value of investing into people of all ages and will represent TWU, alumni, community and all of our fans in a positive building way. I anticipate that Jacob will mesh with our current team in striving to be an impact on our community."

After two standout years with the University of Victoria Doerksen chose to sit out the 2007-08 season. As a result he will be eligible to play with TWU at the onset of the 2008-09 season. In his last season with Victoria Doerksen was named a Canada West Second Team All-Star. He led Victoria with 14 points per game and was second in rebounding with just under five rebounds per game, while shooting 53 percentage from the field. The 6'6" forward had a career best of 28 points against UCFV on Nov.24, 06.

In his rookie year Doerksen, a graduate from Abbotsford's Rick Hansen Secondary School, helped the Vikes to a CIS National Championship silver medal, loosing 73-67 to Carleton where he led the Vikes with 22 points and six rebounds.

In Rick Hansen Secondary School's first-ever appearance at the B.C. 'AAA' High School Championship in March of 2005, Doerksen guided his team to a fifth place overall finish and led all scorers and rebounders averaging 35.8 points and 18.6 rebounds per game. He was also seventh in blocks with two per game. His points-per-game average is a BC High School Championship record.

Over the course of his final high school season he scored 1344 points for an average of 33.4 per game to go along with 13.6 rebounds per game. In tournament play he was a four-time 1st team all-star and six-time Player of the Game. Doerksen was one of 20 high school athletes selected to play in the prestigious Adidas All-Canadian all-star game in Toronto. He was also a member of the Provincial U17 that captured the silver medal at the National Juvenile Championship.

A two-sport athlete, Doerksen was the B.C. High School Football Player of the Year and was heavily recruited for both basketball and football by top schools on both sides of the border. For his achievements in High School Doerksen was named Sport BC's 2005 High School Athlete of the Year.

"Jacob is a very talented person who brings great experience to the Spartans during this new era. He has the ability to play four different positions on the court and with his ability to play inside and outside we should be able to focus on mismatches for his defensive check," added Allen. "His integrity, focus on excellence and commitment to teamwork will be well appreciated by all"

Trinity Western University, in Langley, B.C. is an independent Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers undergraduate degrees in 40 major areas of study ranging from biotechnology, education, nursing, theatre and music, to psychology, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 16 graduate degree programs include counseling psychology, business, theology and leadership, and offers interdisciplinary studies in English, philosophy and history. TWU holds Canada Research Chairs in Biblical Studies, Biotechnology and Interpretation, Religion & Culture.

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Last Updated: 2009-06-20
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Individual Records

Game

Most PointsGameDate
Jacob Doerksen42UFV Cascades12/04/10
Adam Friesen41McMaster Marauders10/25/02
Most ReboundsGameDate
Tyrell Mara21Brandon Bobcats2/04/11
Jacob Doerksen19UVIC Vikes2/14/09
Most AssistsGameDate
Adam Friesen13Regina Cougars3/1/03
Adam Friesen12Alberta Golden Bears2/12/05
Most StealsGameDate
Mark Perrin7John Brown12/19/12
Luke Robinson7Lethbridge Pronghorns11/09/07
Most Blocked ShotsGameDate
Lance Verhoeff6SFU Clan01/16/10
Michael Brouwer5SFU Clan02/01/08

Season

PointsGamesDate
Adam Friesen783362002-03
Jacob Doerksen732332010-11
ReboundsReboundsDate
Jacob Doerksen344111o-233d2008-09
Logan Kitteringham333115o-218d2002-03
AssistsDate
Adam Friesen1832002-03
Tristan Smith1412010-11
StealsDate
Mark Perrin982012-13
Jacob Doerksen602008-09
BlocksDate
Dan Young302002-03
Lance Verhoeff272008-09

Career

PointsGamesDate
Adam Friesen1869992002-05
Jacob Doerksen1852882008-11
ReboundsReboundsDate
Logan Kitteringham798260o-538d2002-05
Jacob Doerksen781282o-499d2008-11
AssistsDate
Adam Friesen4432002-05
David Martens3502000-04
StealsDate
Brian Banman17503-06,08
David Martens1442000-04
BlocksDate
Michael Brouwer852004-08
Lance Verhoeff792006-11