Oregon Tech’s Hunter Tabbed Player, Newcomer of the Year-Gomez Named to CCC First Team, Clarke CCC HM
Oregon Tech's Bobby Hunter was named 2012 Conference Player of the Year.
LA GRANDE, Ore. – Freshman Bobby Hunter of Oregon Tech was named Cascade Collegiate Conference Player of the Year by a vote of the league’s head coaches, while Kyle Gomez earned first-team honors and David Clarke honorable mention accolades, the conference office announced Monday.
The 5-10 guard from Reno, Nev. led the CCC in scoring average (20.0 ppg), was fourth in steals (2.31 spg) and was second on the team with 103 assists while averaging just under 32 minutes played per game. Hunter was twice named CCC Player of the Week and was also a NAIA Player of the Week recipient in leading the Owls to their fourth-straight Cascade Collegiate Conference regular-season title and automatic berth to the NAIA Men’s Division II National Tournament, March 7-15 in Point Lookout, Mo.
As the top vote-getter new to the Conference, Hunter also received the 2011-12 Newcomer of the Year award to add to his awards case.
Kyle Gomez is a two-time Cascade Conference first-team selection.
Kyle Gomez, a 6-3 senior guard from Bly, Ore., earned CCC first-team honors for the Owls after averaging 14.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per contest. The two-time CCC first-team award winner currently is third on the team with 92 assists, second with 55 steals and tops the Owls with 17 blocks on the season. Gomez was named CCC Player of the Week on one occasion this season.
David Clarke, a 6-3 junior guard from Auckland, New Zealand received an honorable mention nod for his effort on the hardwoods in 2012. Clarke is averaging 10.1 points and leads the Owls with 138 assists to go with a team-high 58 steals. On the season Clarke is shooting 46% from the floor (104-226), including a 43.1% effort from the 3-point line.
David Clarke earned CCC honorable mention accolades in 2012.
John Van Dyke of Northwest University was selected the CCC’s Coach of the Year after leading the Eagles to a share of the CCC regular season crown. Northwest began the 2011-12 campaign winning their first 15 contests and have been ranked as high at 8th in the NAIA coaches’ poll just three weeks ago. Northwest will meet Oregon Tech in the Cascade Conference tournament championship on Tuesday, February 28th
in Klamath Falls.
Others named to the 12-person All-CCC team included Adam Herman, Concordia; Erik Conrath and Jordan Carter, Corban; Jamar Johnson, Eastern Oregon; Jordan Call, Northwest; Kyle Gomez, Oregon Tech; Eric Thompson and Jordan Highland, Southern Oregon; William Sharp and Stephen Harris of Warner Pacific.
Ten players earned honorable mention All-CCC honors: Matt Ballenger, College of Idaho; Kevan West and Jourdan Sweeney, Concordia; Travares Petersen, Eastern Oregon; Patrick Lewis, Evergreen; Michael Greene and Ahmaad Cook, Northwest; Brian Hampton, Northwest Christian; and David Clarke of Oregon Tech.
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