Faidley Nets Sixth NWC Weekly Award
News Release Date:
Monday, January 12, 2009
WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Chris Faidley, a senior guard on the Whitman College men's basketball team, has earned Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week honors for the second time this season, and for the sixth time in his high-scoring Missionary career.
| Chris Faidley
Faidley, who played his prep ball at King's High School in Seattle, scored almost a point per minute in three games last week, racking up 89 points in 91 minutes of court time. He matched his single-game career high with 42 points at Linfield and then added 30 points the next night at Willamette.
Now averaging an NWC-best 23.2 points per game, Faidley pushed his career scoring total at Whitman past the 1,500-point mark in the game against Willamette. He is only the sixth player in the history of Whitman men's basketball to top that plateau.
In his three games last week, Faidley made 29 of his 56 shots from the floor and converted all but one of his 20 free throws. He connected on 12 3-point atttempts and committed just one turnover.
Faidley leads the NWC in total 3-point baskets with 35 and ranks third in steals with 2.15 thefts per game. Freshman teammate Brandon Shaw in No. 2 in the NWC steals at 2.38 per game.
Now 2-2 in the NWC and 6-7 on the season, Whitman hosts a pair of conference games this weekend. Pacific Lutheran comes to town Friday followed by Puget Sound on Saturday. Both games start at 8 p.m. (preceded by women's games at 6 p.m.).
In his four NWC games this season, Faidley is averaging 28.8 points per game.
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