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.
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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.