LOS ANGELES, CA -- The Stags earned additional hardware this afternoon by earning a Player of the Year Award and two All-SCIAC Team awards. Chris Blees (JR, Carmichael) capped off a fantastic regular season and SCIAC tournament by being honored as the David Wells SCIAC Player of the Year. Jason Toney (SR, Yorba Linda) was named First Team All-SCIAC and Joseph Anderson (SO, Lafayette) was named Second Team All-SCIAC.
This is Blees' second consecutive Player of the Year award and he is only the second player to ever win two (CMS' Todd Thomas was the first in 86-87 and 87-88). Blees is third in the league in scoring (17.9 PPG), fifth in rebounding (7.3 RPG) and second in defensive rebounding (6.0 RPG). He also leads the team in points, rebounds and steals (45). In the SCIAC tournament, he caused the game-saving turnover that sealed their win in the SCIAC final against Pomona-Pitzer.
Toney leads the team in assists with 2.5 APG, is second in steals with 43, and third in scoring with 8.0 PPG. In regular season conference play, Toney led the team in steals and assists and was second in points and blocks.
Anderson is currently shooting an average of 50% from the three-point line, averaging 6.5 PPG and leading the team in blocks with 13. His eight offensive rebounds against Pomona-Pitzer in the SCIAC final proved to be crucial in creating second-chance scoring opportunities for the Stags.
Congratulations to Chris, Jason and Joseph!