March 12, 2014

Tyler Harvey Picks Up Eastern’s First NABC All-District Honor Since Days of Rodney Stuckey; Venky Jois & Drew Brandon Also Receive Accolades

Harvey, Jois and Brandon are all named to the College Sports Madness All-Big Sky Conference squad

His numbers were Rodney Stuckey like, so it’s fitting that Tyler Harvey has become Eastern Washington University’s first selection since 2006 on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 6 team announced Wednesday (March 12). The sophomore from Torrance, Calif., was named to the second team.

Harvey, who on Monday was a first team selection on the All-Big Sky Conference team as selected by the league’s head coaches, also joined teammates Venky Jois and Drew Brandon on the All-Big Sky Conference team selected by College Sports Madness. Harvey and Jois were on the second team and Brandon was on the third team.

Previously, Jois earned honorable mention All-Big Sky honors as selected by the coaches for the second-straight season after earning Freshman of the Year honors in the league last season. Jois was also on the College Hoops Daily All-BSC squad.

Harvey scored 677 points in the 2013-14 season to rank third in school history, and his 21.8 average was third behind only the averages of 24.6 and 24.2 that Stuckey had in the 2007 and 2006 seasons, respectively. Stuckey is now in his seventh year with the Detroit Pistons in the NBA, and earned NABC All-District first team honors in both 2006 and 2007 when he also was an honorable mention All-America selection for the Eagles.

With 109 3-pointers in 31 games, Harvey broke the school record of 103 set by Shannon Taylor in 1999. He finished 15 behind the Big Sky record of 124, and his 3.52 average per game ranks fourth in league history.

Brandon was the only player in the Big Sky Conference to rank in the top 30 in scoring (10.4) and the top eight in both rebounding (6.4) and assists (5.1). The transfer from Sierra College in California ranked 51st in NCAA Division I in assists despite being limited late in the year with a hand injury. He is formerly from Corona, Calif., and graduated in 2010 from Santiago High School.

More on Brandon is listed below. More on Harvey and Jois may be found at: http://goeags.com/sports/m-baskbl/2013-14/Releases/14mbMarch10All-BSC

 

 

More on Drew Brandon

With the exception of seven minutes versus Idaho State, Eastern played 2 1/2 games late in the year without Brandon, who missed the North Dakota (3/1/14) game with a hand injury suffered against Northern Colorado (2/27/14). He played 32 minutes in EWU’s season finale against Weber State (3/8/14), but was limited by the heavily protected hand. He finished the season ranked among the league leaders in four categories. He had averages of 10.4 points (27th), 6.4 rebounds (seventh), 5.1 assists (first) and an assist-to-turnover ratio of +2.1 (first) after his first 30 games in NCAA Division I (29 as a starter). In a home sweep on Feb. 13 and 15, Brandon had 18 assists and just two turnovers in 75 minutes in EWU’s home sweep over Sacramento State and Northern Arizona – including performances of nine assists and one turnover in each game. He finished with five double-doubles, including a near-miss of a triple-double with 15 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds versus Montana State in a 77-72 win. He had a double double-double during one homestand this season -- he had 11 points and 13 rebounds versus North Dakota on Jan. 30, then had 15 points and 12 assists in a 94-90 overtime victory over Northern Colorado on Feb. 1. His 12 assists were a career high, and rank as the fourth-most in school history (the record is 18). He followed that with his fifth double figure rebounding game with 10 at Montana State on Feb. 6, then had a career-high 19 points at Montana two nights later. He equaled what is now the 16th-most assists in school history with 10 assists against Walla Walla and MSU. He finished with 13 points, 14 rebounds and six assists versus Washington on Nov. 17 in just his second D-I game. He was the lone newcomer to EWU’s opening night starting lineup.

 

 

 

2014 NABC All-District 6 Team

First Team
Davion Berry - Weber State
Kareem Jamar – Montana
Daniel Mullings - New Mexico State
Stephen Madison – Idaho
Troy Huff - North Dakota

Second Team
Tyler Harvey - Eastern Washington
Derrick Barden - Northern Colorado
Isiah Umipig – Seattle
Holton Hunsaker - Utah Valley
Mikh McKinney - Sacramento State

 

 

2014 College Sports Madness All-Big Sky Conference Team

 

Coach of the Year

Player of the Year

Freshman of the Year



Randy Rahe

Kareem Jamar

Jeremy Senglin



Weber State

Montana

Weber State



 


First Team

 

Second Team



G

Troy Huff


G

Tyler Harvey



North Dakota

Eastern Washington



G

Quinton Upshur

G

Mikh McKinney



Northern Arizona

Sacramento State



G/F

Kareem Jamar

G/F

Tomas Sanchez



Montana

Idaho State



F

Davion Berry

F

Chris Hansen



Weber State

Idaho State



F/C

Derrick Barden

F/C

Venky Jois



Northern Colorado

Eastern Washington



 


Third Team

 

Fourth Team



G

Drew Brandon


G

Dylan Garrity



Eastern Washington

Sacramento State



G

Gary Winston

G

Andre Hatchett



Portland State

Idaho State



G/F

Aaseem Dixon

G/F

Tate Unruh



Northern Arizona

Northern Colorado



F

Jeffrey Solarin

F

Flavien Davis



Idaho State

Montana State



F/C

Kyle Tresnak

F/C

Tim Huskisson



Weber State

Northern Colorado










 
 
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