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Seattle University forward Broussard named to all-tournament team | Tracking the grads

Seattle University junior forward Aaron Broussard was named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. - Courtesy photo
Seattle University junior forward Aaron Broussard was named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.
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After posting career-high point totals in back-to-back games and helping the Seattle University men’s basketball team earn a 75-70 victory over Navy Sunday afternoon, junior forward Aaron Broussard was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Irvine subregional of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.

Broussard, a Federal Way High School graduate, started the weekend by collecting 11 points, eight rebounds and four steals against Louisiana Tech. The next night against UC Irvine, Broussard shot 10-of-16 from the field, including 2-of-3 from behind the 3-point line and 3-of-4 from the free-throw line for a then, career-high 25 points. He also pulled down nine rebounds and had two steals.

Less than 24 hours later, Broussard got off to a slow start Sunday afternoon against Navy, but picked things up after halftime by scoring 22 of his career-high 26 points, including nine-straight points midway through the second half as Seattle University turned a four-point deficit into a five-point lead. For the game, he shot 8 of 14 from the field and 10 of 14 from the free-throw line.

Broussard finished second in scoring, third in rebounding and tied for second in steals among the subregional participants, averaging 20.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 2.0 steals per game over the three days. Among those players with at least 10 field goal attempts, he had the highest field-goal percentage at .622 (23 of 37), and he led all players with 13 made free throws over the weekend.

For the season, Broussard is second on the team in scoring and first in rebounding, averaging 13.9 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.

Seattle University, currently 2-5, will next play Saturday, Nov. 27, against the UC Davis Aggies in Sacramento, Calif., beginning at 1 p.m. in a game that will be broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle. The next home game for the Redhawks is Monday, Nov. 29, against the Montana State Bobcats starting at 7:10 p.m. at KeyArena.

Other Federal Way school district graduates playing college basketball:

Isiah Umipig — The 2010 Federal Way High School graduate is playing his freshman season at Cal State Fullerton. The guard has played in all four of the Titans’ games so far this year, starting one. He is averaging 9.0 points, two rebounds and two assists a game. Cal State Fullerton is 1-3 overall.

The 6-footer averaged just 14.1 points a game for Federal Way last year. Umipig also led the South Puget Sound League in assists at 7.4 a game and shot an amazing 93.8 from the free-throw line during the regular season.

Cole Dickerson — The 2010 Federal Way grad is playing his freshman season at the University of San Francisco. The 6-foot-7 forward has played in all three USF games and has nine total points and six rebounds. The Dons are 2-1, including wins over Seattle U and Colorado.

During his senior year Dickerson was one of the most consistent players in the state after averaging 22.9 points and nine rebounds a game.

San Francisco plays at the University of Washington on Dec. 18 at 6 p.m.

Michael Hale — The Federal Way graduate is playing his sophomore season at North Idaho College. The 5-foot-9 point guard was selected to the NJCAA All-American second team after averaging 11.7 points, 4.1 assists and 1.3 steals a game for the Cardinals as a freshman. North Idaho finished eighth at the NJCAA National Tournament.

This season, North Idaho is 8-0 and Hale is leading the Cardinals in scoring at 24.5 points a game and assists.

Jordan McCloud — The 2010 Decatur High School graduate is currently red-shirting at North Idaho College. McCloud signed to play at Seattle University but is spending the next two years at North Idaho while earning his Associate of Arts degree. He will then have three years of basketball eligibility when he transfers to Seattle University in 2012.

McCloud was the Gators’ best post player last year and was a first-team, All-SPSL South Division selection. He averaged 16.8 points and 12 rebounds a game for Decatur and also shot 50 percent from the field.

Cam Schilling — The 2009 Decatur graduate is currently playing on the Pacific Lutheran basketball team. Schilling, a 6-foot-4 forward, has started both games for the Lutes this season and is averaging 9.5 points and 5.0 rebounds a game. PLU is 1-1 on the season.

Eric Radford — The 2010 Thomas Jefferson grad is currently playing at the University of Redlands in California. The 6-foot-5 guard has played in one game for the 0-2 team and is averaging 4.0 points a game. Redlands is 0-2 on the year.

Dan Young — The 6-foot-10 Federal Way grad is now playing at Western Washington after two seasons at Highline CC. The center has played in all four games for the Vikings this season and is averaging 7.0 points and 2.5 rebounds a game. Western is 3-1.

Pooh Williams — The Federal Way grad is playing his senior season at Utah State. The 6-foot-3 guard has started all three games and is averaging 8.7 points. Utah State is 2-1 on the year and has played in the NCAA Tournament the last two seasons.

Last year, Williams started 32 games and was named the Western Athletic Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year by The Sporting News. He finished the year averaging 8.7 points and 1.8 rebounds.

Jeffrey Forbes — The 2009 Federal Way High School grad is playing his sophomore season at Eastern Washington. The point guard has started two games this season and is averaging 13.3 points and 4.0 rebounds a game for the Eagles. Last year, Forbes averaged 10.5 points as a true freshman.

Eastern is currently 1-2 on the season with losses to San Jose State and Washington.

Terrell Smith — The Federal Way grad is playing his senior season at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. The 6-foot-4 guard has started all six games this season for the Tigers and is averaging 5.7 points and 4.8 rebounds. Pacific is 4-2 on the season.

“We expect big things from him this year,” said Pacific coach Bob Thomason. “If Terrell has a good year and really solidifies himself as a good player, I think that’s going to really help our team be successful.”

Kevin Davis — The 2010 Beamer graduate is playing this season at Tacoma Community College as a freshman. According to several, he will play at the University of Washington after getting his Associate of Arts degree at TCC.

Davis averaged 21.3 points per game and was held in single-digits just once last season at Beamer. Davis tallied eight points in a loss to Kentwood in a winner-to-state, loser-out game at districts. Davis also led the SPSL in rebounding for the second year in a row at 15.3 a game and blocked an amazing 6.6 shots a game. He was named the SPSL South Most Valuable Player.

Stedman Richardson — The Decatur grad is playing his senior season at Northwest University in Kirkland. The 6-foot-3 guard played two seasons at Highline CC.

Darious Walker — The Decatur grad is playing his first season at Northwest Nazarene. The 6-foot-6 junior transferred from Tacoma CC. He has started both games for Northwest Nazarene (1-1) and is averaging 10 points and 3.0 rebounds.

“Darious is very athletic and he can rebound it,” said head coach Tim Hills said, adding, “When he sets his mind to it, he can really defend you, but we need him to be more consistent doing that.”

Xavyr Moss — The 2009 Jefferson grad is playing at Pomona/Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif. The sophomore has started both games for the Sagehens and is averaging 9.0 points and 2.0 assists. Pomona-Pitzer is 0-2 on the season.

Justin Lanier and Dakin Wanquist — Lanier, a 2010 TJ grad, and Wanquist, a Beamer grad, are both playing at Green River CC. The Gators start their season on Tuesday.

Robert Christopher — The 2010 Federal Way grad is playing his freshman season at Highline CC.

Jordan Rawls and Anthony Williams — The two Decatur grads are currently playing at Peninsula College. Rawls is a 6-0 guard and Williams is a 6-3 forward.

Cramer Doughty — The Jefferson grad is playing his sophomore season at Pierce College. He is a 6-3 guard.

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