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EWU’s Venky Jois, Austin McBroom named All-Big Sky

Eastern Washington guard Austin McBroom congratulates forward Venky Jois after a score against Northern Colorado on Feb. 13 at Reese Court in Cheney. On Monday, McBroom and Jois were named to the All-Big Sky Conference first team. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Eastern Washington seniors Venky Jois and Austin McBroom were selected to the All-Big Sky Conference basketball team, the league announced Monday.

Jois was a repeat selection on the first team, while McBroom was named to the second team.

Idaho’s Victor Sanders was a second-team pick.

Jois, a forward from Australia, was honored by the league for the fourth time, having won Freshman of the Year in the 2012-13 season and honorable mention all-league accolades in his first two seasons in the program.

This year, Jois has averaged 16.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.8 blocks per game this season, and ranks second in NCAA Division I in field goal accuracy at 69.5 percent.

McBroom, a senior point guard from Los Angeles, leads the league and ranks 16th in NCAA Division I with an average of 21.5 points per game. He is tops with an average of 3.66 3-pointers per game to rank third nationally.

Sanders, a sophomore guard from Portland, led the Vandals to a third-place finish by averaging a team-high 16 points. He also had 32 steals.

Weber State’s Joel Bolomboy, who sank a game-winning 3-pointer against the Eagles on Saturday, was the league’s Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year.

Montana State’s Tyler Hall was Freshman of the Year.