In his first season with the Seattle U Redhawks, Darrion Trammell made quite the statement. The transfer guard out of the City College of San Francisco took the WAC by storm and was one of the best players in the league. With his stellar performance, the awards quickly started to pour in over the course of the season. Here is a break down of everything he received.
2X WAC Player of the Week
It was early in the season when people first got a glimpse of what Trammell could do. He snagged his first POW honor after an outburst of 25-points and 13-assists against the Portland Pilots on Dec. 30th. He would earn his second a little over a month later when he had back-to-back 30-point games against the Dixie State Trailblazers on February 5th and 6th.
All-WAC First Team & WAC All-Newcomer Team
Although he did not finish with the Player of the Year award, Trammell did still land himself on the All-WAC First team. He led the league in scoring at 20.5 ppg, which was also good enough for 20th in the nation. He also showed he was a jack of all trades when he was at the top of the league in free throws attempted (149), free throws made (129) and free throw percentage (86.6). He also displayed some sticky fingers, coming up with two steals a game, but also was generous with the ball, serving out 5.5 assists per game. Both of those were also WAC highs.
The fact that he did all of this in his first season is what also landed him on the All-Newcomer team as well. In fact, three of the top candidates for WAC Player of the Year were all newcomers this season.
Trammell left it all on the court in Vegas this past weekend when he averaged 19 ppg in the two games played, including a 26-point 4-assist in an opening round win over California Baptists.
NABC First Team All-Distract
The newest honor, Darrion was selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2020-21 Division I All-District 6 First Team. This in a selection made by the head-coaches that are members of the NABC.
This is not a new honor for a Redhawk player. Terrell Brown was selected to the First Team last season and Myles Carter to the Second Team in 2019, making it the third consecutive nomination for a player under head coach Jim Hayford.
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