Thursday, March 1, 2012

Collin Chiverton (#24) Big Sky Conference Newcomer of the Year

The Big Sky Conference announced their individual season awards today, and Eastern Washington’s Collin Chiverton (#24) was selected as Newcomer of the Year, “Chiverton, a 6-foot-6 junior from San Jose, Calif., played in 30 games, averaging 14.7 points and making 2.9 3-pointers per game. Chiverton transferred from City of College of San Francisco.”

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Collin Chiverton
photo from Colin Mulvany
Chiverton’s season was nearly derailed by injuries to his foot and back, but he played through pain to finish as the second leading scorer for the Eagles with 14.7 points per game and finishing 14th in the NCAA with 87 three pointers.  Chiverton managed these feats in just 22.5 minutes per game, scoring a point every 1.5 minutes of his time on the court.  For comparison, Eagle legend Rodney Stuckey scored a point every 1.35 minutes during his final college season.  The second leading scorer in the NCAA this year, Weber State Guard Damian Lillard scored one point every 1.4 minutes this year.

Chiverton didn’t finish the regular season as strong as he wanted after suffering a back injury against Idaho State on February 23rd, but he did score 3 pts, get 3 rebounds and a steal in 9 minutes of action on Tuesday night.  Chiverton was also involved in an incredible play in which he swatted the ball away from the Bengals, dove headlong out of bounds to save the ball and passed it to Big Cliff Ederaine who threw it to Parker Kelly for a 3pt shot early in the second half with extended the lead to 36-29.

The Eagles will need that hustle and his offensive fireworks as they head into the Big Sky Conference Tournament.