Forward Joey Schreiber is leaving the Western Washington University men’s basketball program after spring quarter to continue his career at another school. Making that announcement was Viking head coach Tony Dominguez.
“Joey felt that for his own personal growth and for the goals he wanted to accomplish, that it was best for him to transfer,” Dominguez said in a news release.
“We wish him well. There are absolutely no negative feelings regarding his decision. We want the best for him as we do for all of our players.”
The 6-foot-7 Schreiber played in all 31 games for WWU as a sophomore on last year’s 20-11 team that reached the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Tournament final. He made 10 starts, averaging 11.6 points per game and shooting a team-best 44.3 percent (54 of 122) from 3-point range.
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Schreiber scored 38 points, the most by a Viking all season, and grabbed 12 rebounds in an 88-68 win over Montana State Billings on Jan. 8. In that game, he hit 13-of-21 field goals, 6-of-9 3-pointers and 6-of-6 free throws.
As a redshirt freshman in 2013-14, Schreiber played in 20 games and made 11 starts, averaging 10.7 points on 49.0 percent (73 of 149) field-goal shooting and 40.6 percent (26 of 64) from beyond the arc. Schreiber missed eight games that season because of facial fractures from an errant elbow sustained in a contest against Simon Fraser.
Schreiber is a graduate of Eastside Catholic High School where he set a school record with 1,086 career points. As a senior, he earned first-team Class 3A all-State and all-Metro League honors, averaging a league-leading 20.8 points and 9.5 rebounds.