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Glenville State’s DJ Blanks Named co-WVIAC Player of the Week

DJ had a triple double in the Pioneers win over Wheeling Jesuit

Princeton, WV – Charleston’s Terrell Lipkins and Glenville State’s DJ Blanks have been named co-WVIAC Men’s Basketball Players of the Week, as announced by the league office.

Blanks, 6’3” freshman guard from Akron, Ohio, led the Pioneers to an 87-83 victory over Wheeling Jesuit in the team’s WVIAC opener. He came off the bench to tally a triple-double. For the game, he amassed 12 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists. The victory was GSC’s first in a league opener since the 2004 campaign.

Lipkins, a 6’0” junior guard from Canton, Ohio, averaged 28 points, five assists, 4.5 rebounds and three steals while leading the Golden Eagles to a 2-0 mark. In the win over Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, he dropped in 20 points, had six assists, five boards and three steals. Against Nova Southeastern, Lipkins poured in 36 points, had four rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Other top performers: Kurklin Bohanon (Alderson-Broaddus), Vincent Rogers (Bluefield State), Nick Novak (Pitt-Johnstown), Brantley Osborne (Shepherd), C.J. Hester (West Liberty), T.J. Thompson (West Virginia Wesleyan)

WVIAC Player of the Week:
DJ Blanks (Glenville State)/Terrell Lipkins (Charleston)
Alex Falk (West Liberty)/Ben Siefert (Wheeling Jesuit)
Chad Moore (Shepherd)

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