DENVER, CO – Darrion Trammell and Riley Grigsby were both selected to postseason awards in the Western Athletic Conference. Trammell was selected to the All-WAC First Team along with being named to the All-Newcomer Team. Grigsby was selected to the All-WAC Second Team.
Darrion Trammell burst onto the scene this year after transferring from City College of San Francisco. The 5-10 guard instantly showed what he was made of when he scored 17 points and dished out 9 assists in his Redhawk debut vs Portland to open the season. In fact, Trammell has scored double digits in all but two games this season. That scoring output, which averages at 20.6 per game, is the WAC high this season. Trammell is also a very efficient bucket getter; he leads the WAC in free throw percentage (87.1), free throws made (121), free throw attempts (139) and has had some sticky fingers leading way in steals (43/2.0 spg).
These are not the first awards that Trammell has received this year either. He was nominated as the WAC Player of the Week twice and was on the short list of candidates for Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year as well.
Coming into the season, the weight of the Redhawks success rested on their lone returning starter in Riley Grigsby. Now a junior, Grigsby stepped into that leadership role with ease as he showed a leap in his play on the court. Much like Trammell, Grigsby has proved to be a threat to score anytime he touches the ball. His 18.3 ppg are second in the conference only to Trammell.
Many in the league expected for Grigsby to have a great year as he was also selected to the Preseason All-WAC Second Team. He scored under 10-points just once all season and scored 20 or more in nine games this season. He dropped a career high 28 in the season opener at Portland back in November.
The lethal one-two punch will be back in action this Thursday as they play California Baptists in the opening round of the WAC Basketball Tournament. That game is set for a 4:30 tip off at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
Russell is the Content Director for the Eli Network. He studied broadcast journalism at Eastern Oregon and North Dakota State University. Mostly covers soccer and basketball in the Seattle area and is the current play-by-play voice for Seattle Redhawks basketball. You can follow him @brussbrwn.