Eagins Named All-NSIC First Team, Janssen Collects Second Team Honors

Eagins Named All-NSIC First Team, Janssen Collects Second Team Honors
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

WAYNE – Two members of the Wayne State College men’s basketball team were recognized with postseason accolades.

According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, redshirt freshman guard Justin Eagins received All-NSIC First Team honors while junior forward Jordan Janssen was named to the All-NSIC Second Team.

NSIC Men’s Postseason Awards 2022

Eagins, a 6-3 guard from Downers Grove, Illinois (Downers Grove South HS), earned All-NSIC First Team honors this season after being named the NSIC Freshman of the Year last year.  This season, Eagins led Wayne State in scoring at 16.2 points per game while averaging 17.5 points per game in NSIC play (20 games).  He ranked 14th in the league in scoring and was tied for fifth in steals per game (1.5) and ranked ninth in 3-point field goals per game (2.2).

This season, Eagins scored double figures in 18 of 20 NSIC games and 23 of 26 overall with seven games of 20 or more points.  He scored a season and career-high 28 points at Sioux Falls December 4th and had 23 points in back-to-back games vs. Minnesota State (12/11/21) and at Upper Iowa (12/18/21).

Janssen, a 6-7 junior forward from Lincoln (Lincoln East HS), is an All-NSIC Second Team selection for the second time in three years after earning South Division Player of the Year and First Team All-NSIC last season as a sophomore.

This season, Janssen averaged 15.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game for the Wildcats in 23 games.  In NSIC contests (17), Janssen accounted for 14.9 points and 6.9 rebounds a contest.  He ranked seventh in the NSIC in rebounding this season, seventh in field goal percentage (.546) and 19th in scoring.

Janssen had four double-doubles this season and scored double figures in 21 of 23 games including 15 of 17 in NSIC play.  He matched a career-high with 29 points in Wednesday night’s NSIC Tournament first round loss to St. Cloud State and had 27 points vs. Doane University on November 27th.

Janssen currently ranks sixth in all-time scoring at Wayne State with 1,557 points, is tied for third in career rebounds at 932 while ranking second in career blocked shots with 113.

The Wayne State College men’s basketball team finished the 2021-22 season with a record of 14-12 overall and third place in the NSIC South Division with an 11-9 league mark.