WWU Vikings

Anye Turner named GNAC Player of the Week

Western Washington University forward Anye Turner has been named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 1-7.

Turner, a 6-foot-7 senior, scored 23 points, grabbed 23 rebounds and blocked nine shots in leading the Vikings to a pair of 10-point road wins at Seattle Pacific (82-72) and Montana State Billings (75-65).

Turner had five blocks against Seattle Pacific as WWU held the Falcons to 44.4 percent field-goal shooting. Seattle Pacific entered the game ranked fourth nationally in floor accuracy at 52.1 percent.

Turner had his third double-double of the season in the Montana State Billings contest with 16 points and 14 rebounds.

He ranks third nationally among NCAA Division II leaders in blocked shots with 70 and his school-record pace average of 3.2 is fourth. He tops the GNAC in both blocks and rebounds.

Turner’s three-year career total of 152 blocks ranks fourth among Viking career leaders.

WWU entertains arch-rival Central Washington on Thursday, Feb. 12 (7 p.m.), at Sam Carver Gymnasium.