DeLong Named NWC Women's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week

Shoots 69.6%, Averages 22.0 Points, 9.0 Assists and 6.5 Rebounds

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University point guard Jojo DeLong (Jr., Santa Clarita, CA/Canyon HS) has been chosen as the Northwest Conference Women's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week for games played between Nov. 18 and Nov. 24.

DeLong helped Willamette win its home opener against Concordia University (Ore.), 84-70, on Nov. 20, before the Bearcats fell at Warner Pacific College on a shot with two seconds left, 70-69, on Nov. 22.

During the two games, DeLong averaged 22.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 9.0 assists. She shot a sizzling 69.6% from the field (16 of 23), including 69.2% on 3-point shots (9 of 13).

In the win over Concordia, she scored 25 points, grabbed eight rebounds and provided 10 assists, as she just missed a triple-double. She connected on 10 of 12 field goals (83.3%). Her 10 assists were just two away from the Willamette single game record.

At Warner Pacific, DeLong provided WU with 19 points, hauled down five rebounds and supplied eight assists. She hit a 3-pointer with 23 seconds remaining that gave Willamette a 69-68 lead, but the Knights scored with two seconds left to defeat the Bearcats.

DeLong is Willamette's leading scorer this season with 16.5 points per game. She is shooting 57.5% on field goals (23 of 40) and 54.2% on 3-pointers (13 of 24). She is 7 of 9 on free throws. In addition, DeLong is averaging 5.3 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game. She owns a 1.87 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Willamette will compete in the Capital City Classic at Western Oregon University on Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30 in Monmouth, Ore.

On Friday, the Bearcats will take on Western Oregon at 2 p.m. (PST). On Saturday, Willamette will battle either Corban University or California Maritime Academy in the consolation game at 12 p.m. or in the championship game at 2 p.m.

Jojo DeLong provided WU with 22.0 points, 9.0 assists and 6.5 rebounds per game last week.

Jojo DeLong provided WU with 22.0 points, 9.0 assists and 6.5 rebounds per game last week.