Cason Named NWAC Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week, January 1st-7th
[Ontario, OR] - In the first Competitive Athletics Men's Basketball Awards for NWAC Sports Player of the Week for the 2024 year, Treasure Valley Community College sophomore Trevon Cason earned the honor. The Eatonville, FL native and point guard for the Chukars averaged 23 points and 6.5 rebounds in a week where the Chukars went 1-1. On Tuesday, January 2nd, TVCC hit the road to the College of Southern Idaho to take on the NJCAA powerhouse. While the Chukars took the loss 85-80, Cason finished with 24 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals while shooting 7-12 from the field, and 9-11 from the free throw line.
In the second game of the week, the Chukars opened up East Region play on the road at Spokane. Finishing with a 89-83 win over the Sasquatch, Cason shot 8-13 from the field, 6-8 from the free throw line, and put up 22 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, had 4 assists and 1 steal.
"I'm excited for Trevon to receive this honor," said TVCC Vice President of Student Services and NWAC Executive Board Member Travis McFetridge. "Trevon is well known on campus with students, staff, faculty and administration. Trevon is a great example of what we aspire our student athletes to be as a Chukar Athlete. His hard work in the classroom, positive energy on campus, and relentless effort on the court have earned him this much deserved recognition from the NWAC."
Cason's performance for the Chukars during the 2023-24 season has helped earn them the #4 ranking in the NWAC Men's Basketball Coaches Poll that came out on January 9th, 2024. This is the highest that TVCC Men's Basketball has been ranked since the beginning of the poll. The Chukars jumped to #4 after being ranked #7 in the first poll of the year that was released on December 12th. Notably, the Chukars were unranked when the preseason polls came out in late October.