Wiersema honored as GPAC Player of the Week

By Jacob Knabel on Nov. 23, 2021 in Men's Basketball

GPAC Release

SEWARD, Neb. – On the heels of leading the Concordia University Men’s Basketball team to a 2-0 week within the GPAC, star guard Justin Wiersema has been named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Player of the Week, as announced on Tuesday (Nov. 23). This is the first men’s basketball award handed out during the 2021-22 season by the GPAC. Wiersema garnered First Team All-GPAC recognition last season.

A native of Loveland, Colo., Wiersema totaled a combined 37 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists and two blocked shots while shooting 13-for-21 (.619) from the floor and 5-for-12 (.417) from 3-point range in wins over Midland and Dordt. With his first basket of the game at Dordt, Wiersema eclipsed 1,000 points for his career, making him the 33rd player in program history to accomplish that feat. On the season, Wiersema is averaging 15.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.0 steal per game while shooting 55.6 percent from the field. In last week’s action, the Bulldogs defeated Midland, 80-63, and Dordt, 84-82.

Concordia (7-1, 2-1 GPAC) will host 10th-ranked Jamestown (8-0, 2-0 GPAC) at 7:45 p.m. CT on Tuesday. The Bulldogs have won 20 of their last 21 home games.