WAYNE – A member of the Wayne State College men’s basketball team dominated the scoring column and glass last week helping lead WSC to a pair of home wins while also earning a player of the week honor.
According to a release from the Wayne State Athletics Office, sophomore forward Jordan Janssen was tabbed NSIC South Division Player of the Week Monday afternoon. Wayne State improved to 3-5 on the season, winners of three consecutive home games.
Janssen averaged 20 points and 13.5 boards in home wins over Concordia (NE) and Central Missouri last week. The Lincoln East HS graduate also added six assists and four blocks on the week. The 6’7 forward is averaging 18.4 points and 10.8 rebounds per game for the Wildcats, ranking seventh in the NSIC in scoring and fourth in rebounding.
The NSIC North Division Player of the Week went to senior guard Harrison Cleary from Minnesota Crookston.
Janssen scored 20 points while grabbing 16 rebounds in the 92-70 win over Concordia (NE) while scoring another 20 points and securing 11 boards in the 73-63 victory against Central Missouri.
Janssen has recorded four straight double-doubles to add to his six total in eight games this season. The only two games Jordan Janssen didn’t record a double-double were against Ferris State in the season opener during the CCA DII Tipoff Classic in Orange, CA on November 1 (team-high 21 points/seven boards) and at Oklahoma Baptist on November 9 (11 points/four rebounds).
The Wildcat men had their game at Nebraska-Kearney Tuesday postponed until further notice. So, the team will next host Augustana University on Saturday, November 30 at 5:30 p.m. following the women’s contest against Augie starting at 3:30 p.m. The game will be aired on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and online at waynedailynews.com with pregame coverage on the Wildcat Sports Network set for 3 p.m.