For the second consecutive season, Western Washington University men’s basketball player Trevor Jasinsky has been selected to the Top 100 Watch List for the 2020 Bevo Francis Player of the Year Award.
The list consists of some of the top players from NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA Division I and Division II, USCAA and NCCAA.
Jasinsky, a 6-8 forward out of Camas High School, is averaging 16.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game during his current senior season. He has scored in double-digits in 12 of 14 games, helping lead the Bellingham Vikings to a 10-4 overall record and a 5-1 mark in Great Northwest Athletic Conference play. He is currently 5th in the GNAC in scoring average, 4th in assists, 13th in rebounding and 8th with a 81.7 free throw percentage (58-for-71).
During his collegiate career, Jasinsky has played in all 104 possible games while making 73 starts. He ranks 15th in WWU history with 1,302 career points scored (12.5 points/game) and is 6th in WWU and 27th in GNAC history with 174 made 3-pointers.
As a junior in 2018-19, Jasinsky finished 2nd in the GNAC averaging 19.1 points per game and was a unanimous all-GNAC and All-West Region selection.
The Clarence “Bevo” Francis Award is presented annually by Small College Basketball to the player with the best overall season in small-college basketball player this year. A committee of college coaches narrowed the list down to 100 players from over 1,100 colleges and universities and took into consideration individual statistics and achievements, awards, personal character and team achievements.
This marks the fifth year of the Bevo Francis Award, with Vikings Kyle Impero (2016), Jeffrey Parker (2017), Taylor Stafford (2017), Deandre Dickson (2018) and Jasinsky (2019) all being named to the watch list in past seasons.
On February 15th, the list will be reduced to the Top 50 players. One month later on March 15, the Top 25 players will be announced. On April 4, the finalists of this year’s award will be announced, followed by the Bevo Francis Award winner being crowned on April 6.
The complete list of the 100 players named to the 2020 Bevo Francis Award Top 100 Watch List can be viewed online at SmallCollegeBasketball.com. Jasinsky is the only GNAC player represented on the Top 100 Watch list and is one of just three NCAA Division II West Region players listed, joining UC San Diego’s Christian Oshita and Azusa Pacific’s Selom Mawugbe.