WAYNE – After Jordan Janssen ended a seven-year drought of a Wildcat men’s basketball player earning player of the week honors, another Wayne State sophomore was recently awarded with this recognition.
According to a release from the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota Nick Ferrarini (Omaha, NE) was tabbed with the NSIC South Division Player of the Week award Tuesday.
The Wayne State men have now won four straight to sit 10-15 (7-9 NSIC) thanks to wins of 85-77 (OT) over University of Mary and 71-62 against Minot State this past weekend.
The 6’5 sophomore guard averaged 19 points and 5.5 rebounds during the two wins and is the second leader on the team in scoring with 14.8 points per game. Ferrarini is tied with fellow sophomore Nate Mohr in made three-point baskets this season (54) and second in made free throws (60).
The Millard North graduate scored 27 points with seven rebounds in Friday’s overtime win before adding 11 points and four boards Saturday. Ferrarini also shot 15-of-27 (55.6%) from the field and 8-13 (61.5%) behind the 3-point line
Jordan Janssen, 6’7 sophomore forward, became the first Wayne State men’s basketball to receive NSIC Player of the Week honors (11/25/19 and 12/9/19) since former Wildcat standout Amry Shelby (11/20/12).
The Wayne State College men will next join their women’s team visiting St. Cloud State and Minnesota Duluth this weekend.
NSIC Women’s Basketball POW:
North: 6’0 sophomore center Peyton Boom from MSU Moorhead
South: 6’0 redshirt-freshman forward Aislinn Duffy from Augustana
Men’s North Division: 6’4 sophomore guard Gavin Baumgartner from MSU Moorhead