The Multnomah University men’s basketball team will be looking to their three seniors for leadership as the team embarks on the 2013-14 basketball season. MU has nine returning players from last year’s NCCAA West Region Championship team that finished the season with 19 wins.
Senior captain Davey Walker is coming off a record breaking year and was a member of the NCCAA West All Region First Team. Walker set a school record with 146 three point field goals made in one season, breaking MU graduate Tyler Yates record of 142 from behind the arc. Davey is a pastoral major at MU and will be looking to becoming a leader in a church after graduation.
Erik Mendoza is coming off a fantastic junior year as team captain. Erik hit 42% from behind the arc, knocking down 71 three’s. Mendoza led the team in steals and had a great all around year. Erik is a Psychology major at MU and worked as an intern at Adidas this past summer. Erik will look to continue a path in the business world after graduation.
Steve Bustrin is the third senior captain. Steve holds the all-time assists record at MU, breaking Henry Barerra’s career record of 552 assists by compiling 612 assists so far in his 3 year MU career. Steve is fantastic as setting the high speed pace that MU plays at. “I have never had a point guard that pushes the ball up the floor and is as effective as Steve” – Coach Bickley
Steve Sansone will begin his Sophomore season at Multnomah after scoring over 500 points as a freshman coming off the bench. Sansone hit an incredible 111 three pointers during his freshman campaign.
Jordan Paris led the Lions with 276 rebounds last year. Paris started the season on the JV team, but quickly earned his way to a Varsity starting position by the end of the year.
Kristoff Thande will finish the final year of his career at Multnomah University this season. Thande is an explosive scorer from Los Angeles that is one of the finer all-around players to play at Multnomah in the past ten years.
Preston Brooks will follow in his Dad’s footsteps by playing for MU this season. Kyle Brooks played four years for Coach Jim Skagen in the early 1980’s for MU. Preston played for his Dad at Prairie High School in Vancouver, WA, earning MVP honors as a senior. Preston is a combo guard that will be a great fit in the up-tempo MU style.
TK Moffit will add size and strength to Multnomah as he begins his collegiate career.
Austin Feaster will add a true point guard presence to strengthen the MU depth.
Robert West is a 6’5” shooter from Weed, California that will play the post position for MU.
Multnomah will play a typical difficult schedule in 2013-14. The Lions will play 4 Canadian schools, 1 NCAA II games, 11 NAIA II games, 3 NAIA I games, 10 NCCAA games and one NCAA 3 game. The Michigan trip will be a highlight as the Lions have been invited to the Midwest Region tip off tourney. It will also be a visit to the hometown of Erik Mendoza in Grand Rapids.
The Lions will host the NCCAA West Regional as part of their 17 home games this season.
Come out and join the fun on October 18th as the Lions open their season against Douglas College.