MBK | Landale Earns Second Straight WCC POW Honor
The center averaged 26 points and 11 rebounds in the first two games of the conference schedule.
SAN BRUNO, Calif. — For the third time this season and second consecutive week, senior center Jock Landale has been named West Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week after averaging a double-double in this week’s conference opening victories over Loyola Marymount and BYU.
Landale continued to showcase his dominant self for Saint Mary's (13-2, 2-0 WCC) after leading the Gaels to their eighth consecutive win, and 2-0 start in conference play. In the wins over Loyola Marymount and BYU, Landale averaged 26 points, 11 rebounds and 73.3 percent (22-for-30) shooting from the floor.
The 6-11 Australian center led the Gaels with 31 points and 13 rebounds in the comeback, overtime thriller in Provo, Utah. Landale connected on a whopping 13-of-15 from the field against the Cougars (86.7 percent). The win in Provo was the fourth straight victory in the series. Landale leads the team and conference, averaging 21.8 ppg and 9.8 rpg.
Saint Mary’s returns home this week for conference action versus Pacific and San Diego. The Gaels face the Tigers on Thursday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m., and the Toreros on Saturday night at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area. For tickets, call the SMC Ticket Office today at 925-631-4689 or click HERE to get your seats now.
Also Nominated: Olin Carter III, San Diego; Yoeli Childs, BYU; Josh Perkins, Gonzaga; Miles Reynolds, Pacific; Isaiah Wright, San Diego
2017-18 WCC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
1/1 – Jock Landale, Saint Mary’s
12/25 – Jock Landale, Saint Mary’s
12/18 – Elijah Bryant, BYU
12/11 – Jock Landale, Saint Mary’s
12/4 – Zach Norvell Jr., Gonzaga
11/27 – Johnathan Williams, Gonzaga
11/20 – Emmett Naar, Saint Mary’s
11/13 – Isaiah Wright, San Diego
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