Anderson ranks among top 10 nationally in both assists and steals
Jan. 14, 2009
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington University men's basketball point guard Morris Anderson ranks among the top 10 nationally among NCAA Division II statistical leaders in two categories.
Anderson, a junior from Federal Way, is fifth in assists with a 7.5 per game average and sixth in steals at 3.3. The assist rate is the Vikings' best since the 1975-76 season when Dave Wood averaged a school-record 8.0 per contest.
Anderson sat out last season after being a first-team Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Western Region all-star as a sophomore at Highline CC during the 2006-07 campaign. That year, he helped the Thunderbirds to a 21-9 record, region co-championship and quarterfinals at the NWAACC tournament, losing to eventual champion Clackamas CC 85-84 in double overtime.
Western, 9-2 overall and 1-0 in Great Northwest Athletic Conference action, is ranked in the Top 10 in eight team categories, being fifth in scoring (91.3), fourth in scoring margin (25.1), fifth in rebounding margin (11.8), sixth in assists (21.2), ninth in assist/turnover ratio (1.40), third in blocks (6.5), 10th in steals (11.8) and third in fewest fouls (14.5).
The Vikings are at Northwest Nazarene on Thursday (7:30 p.m. MT) for a Great Northwest Athletic Conference contest, then return home to entertain Seattle Pacific on Saturday (7 p.m.) in a league counter on Haggen Court at Sam Carver Gymnasium.
Western Washington Vikings Sidebar Links
|Email this article||Printer-friendly format|