Feb 21, 2018

Green-Richards and Rico Named All-NWC

A Winning Tradition

  • Three NAIA National Tournaments (1973, 1990, 1992)
  • Two NAIA District Championship (1973, 1990)
  • 22 NAIA District Tournaments
  • Three NAIA Top 25 National Rankings (1990, 1991, 1992)
  • Four Northwest Conference Tournaments (1997-1998, 2009-2010, 2012-2013, 2016-17)
  • Two Cascade Conference Tournaments (1994, 1995)
  • Two NCCAA National Tournaments (1985, 1987)
  • Seven NCCAA Regional Tournaments (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988)
  • One NCCAA National Coach of the Year
  • Three NAIA District Coaches of the Year
  • Two Northwest Conference Coaches of the Year
  • 17 All-Americans
  • Three NBA Draft Picks  

NEWBERG, Ore. --- Mason Green-Richards and Thomas Rico have earned a spot on the 2018 All-Northwest Conference Men's Basketball Team, as announced by the conference Wednesday.

2018 All-NWC Men's Basketball Team

Green-Richards was named as a second-team All-NWC, while Rico was named All-NWC honorable mention. Whitworth's Kyle Roach earned NWC Player of the Year, Linfield's Dempsey Roggenbuck earned NWC Freshman of the Year and Eric Bridgeland of Whitman was named NWC Coach of the Year.

Green-Richards, a junior from Eugene, Oregon, receives his first honor from the conference on the All-NWC list. Green-Richards led the Bruins was the second-best scorer in the league averaging 20.8 points per game. His 20.8ppg places him eighth all-time at George Fox in single-season scoring. He was fourth in the conference in 3-pointers (42) and in 3-point percentage (44.2). He was fifth in steals (45) and sixth in assists (74). He was also named NWC Student-Athlete of the Week twice during the season.

Rico, a senior from Glendora, California, receives his second straight All-NWC honorable mention award. Rico eclipsed the 1,000-point scoring mark this year and finished his career 17th all-time with 1,226 points in his four years. He also leaves behind the second-best field goal percentage in a single-game, going 13-14 against Linfield Feb. 10, 2017. He was sixth in the conference in scoring at 16.8ppg and second in 3-pointers made (80).