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Randy Onwuasor Named Newcomer of the Year and to Big Sky Second Team

March 06, 2017
By SUU Strategic Communication

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RENO, Nevada – The Big Sky Conference has announced the 2016-17 Big Sky Men’s Basketball All-Conference Teams and Awards, with Southern Utah’s Randy Onwuasor named Newcomer of the Year and to the Big Sky Second Team.

The Inglewood, California native wrapped up season play leading not only the Thunderbirds, but the entire Big Sky Conference in scoring, averaging 22.8 points per game. The Newcomer of the Year also averaged 6.6 rebounds per game, shot 41.3 percent from the field, and led the Thunderbirds in assists and steals with 101 and 44 on the season, respectively.

Onwuasor and the rest of the Thunderbirds enter postseason play at the Big Sky Championships in Reno, Nevada, as they face Montana State on Tuesday, March 7, at 8:30 p.m. (PST).

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2016-17 Big Sky Men’s Basketball All-Conference Team


First Team

Jacob Wiley, Sr., Eastern Washington*

Tyler Hall, So., Montana State*

Quinton Hooker, Sr., North Dakota*#

Jeremy Senglin, Sr., Weber State#

Victor Sanders, Jr., Idaho


Second Team

Bogdan Bliznyuk, Jr., Eastern Washington

Geno Crandall, So., North Dakota

Ahmaad Rorie, So., Montana

Randy Onwuasor, Jr., Southern Utah

Justin Strings, Jr., Sacramento State


Third Team

Jordan Davis, So., Northern Colorado

Harald Frey, Fr., Montana State

Jordyn Martin, Sr., Northern Arizona

De’Sean Parsons, Sr., Portland State

Michael Oguine, So., Montana


*Unanimous First Team selection

#Two-Time First Team selection


Individual Award Winners 


Jacob Wiley, Sr., Eastern Washington

Newcomer of the Year

Randy Onwuasor, Jr., Southern Utah

Freshman of the Year

Harald Frey, Fr., Montana State

Defensive Player of the Year

Jonah Radebaugh, Fr., Northern Colorado

Top Reserve

Cortez Seales, So., North Dakota