Men's Hoops Inks Versatile Forward KJ Bosco from Portland CC

June 8, 2018

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Western Washington University head men’s basketball coach Tony Dominguez has announced that forward KJ Bosco out of Portland Community College has signed to play with the Vikings beginning in the 2018-19 season.
Bosco (Portland, OR) will join the Vikings with two years of collegiate eligibility remaining after playing for Portland Community College the last three seasons, including a redshirt season.
Over the course of his Portland CC career the 6-7 forward appeared in 60 games, averaging 13.4 points and 6.9 rebounds. In 31 games during his redshirt sophomore season in 2017-18 he averaged 12.5 points and 6.2 rebounds per game, scoring in double-digits in 22 of 31 games. He scored a season-high 28 points at Lane on Jan. 27. The versatile forward hit three-or-more 3-pointers in 9 games and overall shot 41.4% (48-for-116) from beyond the arc. Portland CC finished the season 26-6 and advanced to the Northwest Athletic Conference Final Four.
“We are thrilled about KJ to our program and what he brings to this team. He is a very versatile player at 6-8 and has the ability to stretch the floor offensively as well size to defend three different positions,” said WWU head coach Tony Dominguez. “KJ’s basketball IQ is also very high and has strong leadership qualities. He is a great compliment to the rest of our team.”
Bosco was limited to 8 games in 2016-17 due to a knee injury, but was averaging 14.6 points and 8.9 rebounds per game prior to the injury.
As a freshman in 2015-16, Bosco earned NWAC Southern Region Second Team honors averaging 14.5 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in 21 contests.
The product of Benson High School was prep and community college teammates with fellow WWU signee Cameron Retherford.
Bosco is the fifth of WWU’s recruiting class that was announced this week as program additions for the 2018-19 season. Forward Cameron Retherford (Portland Community College), shooting guard Tucker Eenigenburg (Bakersfield College), guard/forward Jalen Green (Lindbergh High School) and guard D’Angelo Minnis (Kentwood High School) were announced earlier this week.

KJ Bosco CAREER STATISTICS – PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

Minutes

Field Goals

3-Pointers

Free Throws

Rebounds

 

 Year

gp

min

avg

fg

fga

pct

fg

fga

pct

ft

fta

pct

off

def

tot

avg

pf

fo

ast

t/o

blk

stl

pts

avg

 2015-16

21

517

24.6

97

208

.466

19

45

.422

91

123

.740

57

94

151

7.2

75

6

26

37

36

15

304

14.5

 2016-17

8

227

28.4

42

99

.424

7

19

.368

26

46

.565

22

49

71

8.9

29

3

11

20

7

5

117

14.6

 2017-18 

31

790

25.5

115

246

.467

48

116

.414

108

137

.788

60

133

193

6.2

87

4

61

62

37

33

386

12.5

 Career

60

1534

26.6

254

553

.459

74

180

.411

225

306

.735

139

276

415

6.9

191

13

98

119

80

53

807

13.4

About WWU Basketball:
One of the premier basketball programs in NCAA Division II, WWU has recorded a 20-win season in eight of the last 10 seasons. WWU is a six-time Great Northwest Athletic Conference champion and has appeared in the NCAA II Elite 8 three times. The Vikings won the 2011-12 NCAA Division II National Championship and advanced the following season to the NCAA II Final Four. Western has posted back-to-back 20-win seasons, including a 25-6 record in 2016-17 where it won the GNAC regular season and conference championships title, and advanced to the NCAA Division II Championships as the No. 3 seed in the West Region. The program recently completed its 116th season posting a 21-8 record in 2017-18, and have combined for 1,479 victories and a .591 winning percentage in program history.

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