Point Loma junior Daulton Hommes squares off against Queens university in the Elite Eight. PHOTO: David Arthur via PLNU Athletics
Daulton Hommes Named NCCA D2 Player of the Year
March 28, 2019
As accolades keep coming in, Whatcom County's Daulton Hommes has his sight set on NCAA Division 2 college basketball's biggest prize. Chalk up another huge honor for the Point Loma Nazarene swingman today.
The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced today that Hommes has been selected as the 2019 NABC Division II Player of the Year. The former Lynden Christian Lync and WWU Viking will receive his award on Sunday, April 7, at the annual AT&T NABC Guardians of the Game awards show at the Main Auditorium in the Minneapolis Convention Center during the NCAA Men's Final Four.
The trophy case is getting full for Hommes after a dream season. He led the Sea Lions in scoring at 21.8 points per game helping them win the PAC West and West Regional Championships. Along the way the junior was named an All American, the West Regional MVP and PacWest Player and Newcomer of the Year.
Hommes is eyeing bigger hardware, posting on Twitter his desire to get the biggest trophy of the year.
"I’m extremely grateful and humbled to win this award. None of this would be possible without my teammates, coaches and support around me. Now we are 2 wins away from being National Champions and if you know me, you know I want that way more."
The Sea Lions topped Queens University 87-74 in the Elite Eight Wednesday at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. Homies tied teammate Preston Beverly with a team-high 22 points in the victory.
6th seeded Point Loma plays 7 seed Southern Indiana tonight at 6:30pm in the Final Four. The game can be seen on the CBS Sports Network (Xfinity - 412, Direct TV - 221, Dish Network - 158). It is also available on streaming services DirecT Now, Fubo TV, Hulu and PlayStation Vue, but according to www.plnusealions.com will NOT be streamed by NCAA.com.
The NCAA D2 championship game is Saturday at 12:00pm and will air nationally on CBS.
- Doug Lange
Information from nabc.com & plnuathletics.com used in this story.
Point Loma's Daulton Hommes goes up for a dunk against Queens University in the Elite Eight. PHOTO: David Arthur via PLNU Athletics