March 14, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 47

Eastern sweeps BSC Freshman of Year honors

Australian Venky Jois also earns Big Sky honorable mention All-Conference honor

Whether it was scoring, rebounding or blocking shots – not to mention passing the ball and playing defense – Venky Jois made quite an impression on the Big Sky Conference in the 2012-13 men’s basketball season.

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Paul Delaney
Eastern’s Venky Jois (55) had a breakout season for the Eagles and earned Freshman of the Year honors for the Big Sky Conference.

As a result, the 6-foot-7 true freshman from Boronia, Australia, was selected by the league’s coaches March 11 as the Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year. He was also the lone EWU player on the All-Conference team, earning honorable mention.

“It’s a great honor - I loved competing this year for Eastern,” Jois said. “There are a few really talented freshmen playing...

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