Janssen Earns South Division Player Of The Week, Zacharias Listed As Top South Division Performer

Janssen Earns South Division Player Of The Week, Zacharias Listed As Top South Division Performer
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics

WAYNE – Through four games, senior Jordan Janssen is averaging a double-double for the Wayne State College men’s basketball team.

According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, the fifth-year senior forward was named South Division Player of the Week by the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota.

Janssen, a 6-7 Lincoln native (East HS), averaged 23.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game last week while shooting 57 percent (16-28) from the field and 78.9 percent (15-19) at the free throw line.

He recorded 22 points with nine rebounds and four assists in last Monday’s 76-68 win over York University and added a game-high 25 points with nine rebounds and five assists in Saturday’s 77-67 win at UNK that included 13-17 from the free throw line.

Wayne State College is 3-1 on the season as Janssen is averaging 22.0 points and 10.3 rebounds per game shooting 50.8 percent (33-65) from the field and 75.9 percent (22-29) at the free throw stripe.

On the women’s side, Wayne State College senior point guard Lauren Zacharias was recognized for a second straight week as a top performer from the South Division. The North Liberty, Iowa native led WSC with 17 points and eight rebounds to go with five assists in last Wednesday’s 84-71 road win at Chadron State. She made 6 of 14 shots from field and 3-7 from 3-point range helping WSC start the season at 2-0.

The Wildcat men will visit #18 Augustana on Tuesday, November 22 at 5:30 p.m. from the Sanford Pentagon with the Wayne State women to visit Augustana University at 7:30 p.m.

Pregame show coverage of Wildcat basketball on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com is set for 5 p.m.

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