TWU'S DOERKSEN MOVING UP THE CANADA WEST RECORD BOOKS

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TWU'S DOERKSEN MOVING UP THE CANADA WEST RECORD BOOKS

LANGLEY, British Columbia
- Trinity Western men's basketball forward Jacob Doerksen is having another stellar season with the Spartans and when combined with his previous four CIS seasons one finds the multi-talented forward moving up in the Canada West men's basketball record books.

This season Doerksen currently ranks second in points per game (22.6), but during his five conference seasons between TWU (2008-11) and the University of Victoria Vikes (2005-07) he has amassed numbers that have him moving up in many categories.

“Jacob continues to impress me on and off the court. Jacob continually finds a way to score despite the double and triple teams he receives,” noted Spartans head coach Scott Allen. “He is unselfish and his bottom line is the team’s success. Off the court he leads by example by volunteering countless hours to help youth at risk through his community coaching. ”

Doerksen, a four-time All-Star who was named CIS Player of the Year in 2008-09 and began his career by winning CIS Rookie of the Year in 2005-06, has amassed 1,668 career points, tied with UBC’s Casey Archibald for 12th in Canada West history. His pace of 22.6 per game would see him finish with 1,848, seventh-best, but he has a shot to top the 1,868 of former Winnipeg Wesmen product Erfan Nasajour for sixth.

Doerksen sits 6th in double-doubles (22), 10th in career field goals (652) and 12th in rebounds (671).

Other notable active players include Regina’s Jeff Lukomski, who is the all-time leader with 266 three-pointers on a record 757 attempts. Greg Stewart of the Thompson Rivers WolfPack, the league’s tallest player at 7-2, ranks second in blocked shots with 145, well behind Manitoba’s Myron Dean (197). Stewart also has 25 double-doubles, putting him fourth in that category. Alex Murphy of UBC has played 101 games, and with 10 games left, could set a new league record shared by two players – Bryson Kool and Matt Rachar, both with UBC, 2004-09.

If Doerksen hits his average of 22.6 points/game in both games this weekend in Calgary the 6-6 forward could jump from 12th place at 1668 all the way past eighth place Roger Ganes of Saskachewan (1973-78) with 1707.

The Spartans play the Dinos Friday, January 21 and Saturday, January 22. Game time both night's are set for 8 p.m. MST.

For live stats from Calgary go to: http://www.sidearmstats.com/calgary/mbball/index.htm

To watch live online from Calgary go to: http://www.educationcdn.com/schools/dinos/

-TW-

Last Updated: 2011-01-15
Author: Scott Stewart