The Viking duo are unanimous selections in a vote of the conference’s 11 coaches. PHOTO: WWU Athletics

WWU's Jasinsky and Rojas Named Preseason GNAC All-Conference

October 18, 2018 

BELLINGHAM, Wash – Western Washington University junior forward Trevor Jasinsky and senior guard/forward Siaan Rojas have been voted as unanimous selections to the 2018-19 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team.

 

In a vote of the GNAC’s 11 head coaches, Jasinsky and Rojas were unanimous selections to the 15-player team. The balanced team features selections from all 11 teams in the conference, with WWU, Saint Martin’s, Seattle Pacific and Northwest Nazarene each garnering two selections.

 

Jasinsky (Camas, WA) started all 29 games last season for the Vikings, averaging 10.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. The 6-7 shooting forward connected on 40-of-116 3-point shots, and is 76-for-195 (.390) in his career from beyond the arc. Playing in all 60 games possible in his WWU career, Jasinsky is averaging 8.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.

 

Rojas (Concord, CA/Santa Rosa JC) was WWU’s sixth man last season in his redshirt junior season, playing in all 29 games, while making one start. The versatile player contributed 8.9 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. 

 

Saint Martin’s senior guard Luke Chavez was picked as the GNAC Preseason Player of the Year. The complete team is listed below:

The Vikings opened official practice earlier this week and make their preseason debut this Saturday with the annual Blue-White Game that tips off at 2 pm in Carver Gym. WWU returns five letterwinners from last year’s squad that finished 21-8 overall and 16-4 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Over the last two seasons, WWU has combined for a 46-14 record and carries a streak of 11 consecutive winning seasons into the 2018-19 campaign. 

 

The GNAC is scheduled to announce the 2018-19 Women’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team tomorrow, followed by the preseason coaches polls for the men (Tuesday, Oct. 23) and women (Wednesday, Oct. 24) next week. 

 

Following exhibition games vs. the Whatcom Slam (Sat., Oct. 27, 2 pm) and the Seattle Mountaineers (Tue., Oct. 30, 7 pm), the Vikings officially open the season Nov. 9-10 traveling to play a pair of games in the CCAA/GNAC Challenge against Cal State Dominguez Hills and tournament host UC San Diego.

 

WWU’s first home games on WECU Court in Carver Gym will be Nov. 23 and Nov. 24 when the Vikings host Canadian schools Capilano and Langara College to Bellingham. The complete 2018-19 schedule can be viewed online at WWUVikings.com/MBB.

 

Fans can follow the men’s basketball team online at WWUVikings.com/MBB, and via social media on Twitter (@WWUHoops) andFacebook (@WWUmensbball).

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