Breunig Earns League Honor

The Big Sky Conference has selected the University of Montana’s Martin Breunig (pronounced: Broy-Nig) the co-men’s basketball Player of the Week, it announced today (Monday, 2/23/15).   Breunig shared the honor with Northern Arizona guard Kris Yanku.

A 6-8 junior forward from Leverkusen, Germany, Breunig averaged 20.5 points, nine rebounds, 2.5 assists and one block per game as the Grizzlies (12-3/16-10) defeated  Idaho State and Weber State to move into a first-place tie with Sacramento State (12-3/18-8).

Breunig had 22 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks in an 88-77 win over the Bengals. He followed that effort with 19 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in a 74-63 victory over the Wildcats this past Saturday.  He has five double-doubles this season.

Martin Breunig (Photo by Todd Goodrich UM) (2)In the victory over Weber State Breunig had 17 points and 8 rebounds in the second half.  In the two wins he made 18-of-26 shots from the floor (69.2%).

Breunig leads the Griz and is ranked fourth in the Big Sky in scoring (16.9 ppg).  He is a notch ahead of teammate and senior guard Jordan Gregory, who averages 16.7 points per game and was tabbed the co-player of week on Feb. 16.  This is Bruenig’s first Player of the Week honor.

Yanku, a 6-foot-4 sophomore from Chatsworth, Calif., averaged 20.5 points, seven assists, 5.5 rebounds, and 3.0 steals per game as the Lumberjacks beat Idaho (72-65) and Eastern Washington (73-69) to improve to 10-4 in the conference.  This is Yanku’s first career Player of the Week honor.

Others Nominated

Venky Jois, F, Eastern Washington: Averaged 18.5 points per game in a win and a loss.

Chris Hansen, F, Idaho State: Averaged 20.5 points in two losses.

Michael Dison, G, Montana State: Averaged 25.5 points per game in a win and a loss.

Quinton Hooker, G, North Dakota: Averaged 18.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists in two losses.

Dominique Lee, F, Northern Colorado: Averaged 14 points and 11.5 rebounds in two losses.

DaShaun Wiggins, Portland State: Averaged 22 points per game in two wins.

Mikh McKinney, G, Sacramento State: Averaged 19.5 points in two wins.

Trey Kennedy, G, Southern Utah: Averaged 11 points and seven assists in a win and a loss.