Echols scores 22, five in late run, as Vikings win exhibition
COLLEGE: Transfer from Whatcom CC ... Northwest Athletic Conference Northern Region Most Valuable Player as sophomore for Orcas in 2013-14 ...Averaged NAC-leading 28.3 points per game on 19-8 team that won regional title and won one of three games at NAC Tournament ... Also averaged 6.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.2 steals ... Shot 47.6 percent (253-of-531) from the field, 35.4 percent (45-of-127) from 3-point range, and 80.8 percent (185-of-229) at free throw line ... Scored 40 or more points in four games with collegiate career-high 43 against Olympic CC ... First-team NAC regional all-star as freshman in 2012-13 ... Averaged 20.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.7 assists on squad that got to NWAACC tourney ... Two letters ... Redshirt at WWU in 2011-12.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named state's Class 1A Player of the Year by Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association and first-team Associated Press Class 1A all-state selection as senior at Nooksack Valley High School ... Bellingham Herald All-Whatcom County Player of the Year and Northwest Conference Most Valuable Player ... Played in WIBCA All-State game, helping 1A defeat 2A ... MVP of Whatcom County All-Star Game, scoring 31 points ... Averaged 26.9 points per game, scoring 30 or more in contest 10 times and scored career-high and school-record 49 points, that coming versus Bellingham ... Also averaged 3.8 assists, 5.9 rebounds and 2.5 steals ... Helped Pioneers to 18-11record and sixth place at state ... First-team all-tournament pick at state ... Scored 151 points (30.2 average) at state, breaking tournament record that had stood since 1964 ... First-team Northwest Conference and all-Whatcom County as junior, averaging 15.8 points, 4.0 assists, 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals ... Second-team all-tournament pick at state on squad that finished eighth ... "Sixth man" as sophomore ... Three-year letter winner ... Twice named NVHS MVP and Seattle Times Player of the Week.