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Northwestern State’s West receives Southland player of the week honors in pair of NSU wins
Mar 13, 2014 | 169 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Northwestern State sophomore point guard Jalan West was chosen as the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week Sunday after his stellar play helped the Demons earn the No. 4 seed and a first-round bye in this week’s Southland Conference Tournament with two homecourt wins.

While NSU beat Central Arkansas 119-102 Thursday and Oral Roberts 88-82 Saturday, the 5-10 Bossier City-Bossier product averaged 22.5 points, 6.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and had a 12-3 ratio of assists to turnovers. He sank 60 percent (14-20) of his shots from the floor, including 67 percent (8-12) on 3-pointers, and drained all nine of his free throws. He has made his last 19 from the line and has raised his aim on free throws to 87.7 percent.

The league office picked West for the award over other contenders, including freshman teammate Zeek Woodley. The Pelican All Saints High product, a 6-2 guard, averaged 23.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and hit 75 percent of his shots, including both 3-point tries, while sinking 8 of 10 at the free throw line and averaging 1.5 blocked shots in the two victories.

The Demons play Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Southland Tournament quarterfinals in Katy, Texas.
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