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Arms, Chavez Lead NABC All-West Region Selections
Arms (left) was named both the GNAC Player and Newcomer of the Year. Chavez earned his second NABC First Team All-West Region selection in as many years. Radley Muller Photography.
Arms (left) was named both the GNAC Player and Newcomer of the Year. Chavez earned his second NABC First Team All-West Region selection in as many years. Radley Muller Photography.

Monday, March 25, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The honors keep rolling in for the GNAC’s top men’s basketball players with the selection of four to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division II All-West Region Team.

Northwest Nazarene junior guard Adonis Arms and Saint Martin’s senior guard Luke Chavez were both named to the All-West Region First Team. Western Washington junior forward Trevor Jasinsky and Seattle Pacific senior forward Coleman Wooten were both second-team selections.

It is the second all-region selection for all four players. Arms was named to both the NABC and D2CCA All-West Region first teams while Jaskinsky was a first-team pick by the D2CCA. Both Chavez and Wooten were D2CCA second-team selections. All four players were First Team All-GNAC picks.

Arms was named both the GNAC Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year after he helped lead the Nighthawks to just their second-ever GNAC Championships appearance. The junior transfer led the conference with 20.6 points per game and 1.89 steals per game. Arms scored in double figures in all 28 NNU games this season, led by 32 points at Seattle Pacific on Nov. 29.

Chavez was named to the NABC All-West Region First Team for the second consecutive year. He helped lead the Saints to a second-straight berth in the NCAA West Regional and a trip to the regional final. Chavez averaged 12.9 points per game and ranked eighth with a .847 free throw percentage. Overcoming early-season injury issues, Chavez emerged to score a season-high 33 points in the regular-season finale at Central Washington on Mar. 2.

Jasinsky was the only player to rank in the GNAC’s top-five in both scoring and rebounding, ranking second with 19.1 points per game and fourth with 7.1 rebounds per game. The junior also led the GNAC with a .887 free throw percentage and ranked in the NCAA top-30 in both free throws attempted and made. Scoring double digits in 28 of the Vikings’ 30 games, Jasinsky scored a season-high 33 against Central Washington on Feb. 7.

Wooten was named the GNAC Championships MVP after helping lead the Falcons to the tournament title and a run to the NCAA West Regional semifinals. The senior averaged 12.7 points per game and finished second in the GNAC with 7.9 rebounds per contest. Wooten scored his season-high of 25 points in the GNAC Championships final with Western Oregon, which was also one of his eight double-doubles on the season.

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