Huskisson, Jois share Big Sky men’s award

OGDEN, Utah — Northern Colorado’s Tim Huskisson and Eastern Washington’s Venky Jois have been selected as the co-Big Sky Conference men’s basketball Players of the Week for games played on Thursday, Jan. 9, and Saturday, Jan. 11.

Huskisson, a 6-foot-5 junior forward from Willard, Mo., averaged 17 points, 3.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds and one steal per game, helping the Bears to conference wins over Weber State and Idaho State. Huskisson shot .550 percent from the field, .714 percent from the free-throw line, and made 7-of-11 3-pointers. Huskisson netted 12 points with a career-high five assists, three rebounds, a steal and a block in Northern Colorado’s 70-51 win over Weber State. Huskisson scored a career-high 22 points with three rebounds, two assists and a steal in the Bears’ 82-75 win over Idaho State on Saturday. This is Huskisson’s first career Player of the Week honor.

Jois, a 6-foot-7, sophomore forward from Boronia, Australia, averaged 14 points, 8.5 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and 1.5 steals per game, as the Eagles evened their conference record with home wins over Montana and Montana State. Jois scored 14 points with seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block in a 69-62 win over Montana on Thursday. He scored 14 points with 10 rebounds with three blocks, an assist and a steal in a 79-72 win over Montana State on Saturday. Jois shot .563 percent from the floor in the two games. This is his second career Player of the Week honor.

Others Nominated:

Andre Hatchett, G, Idaho State: Averaged 18 points and 4.5 assists in two losses.

Jordan Gregory, G, Montana: Averaged 19 points per game in two losses.

Flavien Davis, F, Montana State: Averaged 14 points per game in a win and a loss.

Jaron Nash, F, North Dakota: Averaged 17.5 points and five rebounds in a win and a loss.

Aaseem Dixon, G, Northern Arizona: Scored 22 points with seven rebounds in a win.

Marcus Hall, G, Portland State: Averaged 20 points and four assists in a win and a loss.

Dylan Garrity, G, Sacramento State: Averaged 16.5 points per game in a win and a loss.

Casey Oliverson, F, Southern Utah: Scored nine points with 10 rebounds in a loss.

Davion Berry, G, Weber State: Averaged 12.5 points per game in a win and a loss.

— Big Sky Conference

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