Tech’s Derrius Collins named Player of the Week

Tech’s Derrius Collins named Player of the Week
Montana Tech's Derrius Collins scores on a breakaway layup in a Nov. 1 game against Warner Pacific at the HPER Complex. (Bill Foley photo)

WHITEFISH — Derrius Collins of Montana Tech was selected the Frontier Conference’s Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced today.

Collins, a 6-foot-4 sophomore forward from Missoula, helped the Orediggers go 2-0 for the week. Tech picked up a 71-60 Frontier Conference win over Montana Western and a 117-48 non-conference win over the University of Alberta.

Collins averaged 18.5 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals. He was 15 of 16 (94 percent) from the field including 5 of 6, 3-point field goals, and 2 of 4 from free throw line.

Cedric Boone of Montana Western, Brandon Cotton of the University of Providence, Adam Huse of MSU-Northern, Race Martin of Lewis-Clark State, Ragen Shein of Rocky Mountain and Dane Warp of Carroll College were also nominated.

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