Zach Ngawaka became the second MSJC men's basketball player to sign a scholarship this Spring when he committed to BYU-Hawaii last week.
Ngawaka was limited to just 14 games this season for the Eagles before a season ending injury cut his sophomore year short. In fourteen games Zach averaged 7.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. Zach had a season best 18 points against Mt. Sac on December 4th just two weeks before his injury. Zach scored in double figures on six different occasions during the season and recorded a double double against Southwestern College when he posted 11 points and 13 rebounds.
"The location and the scholarship are great," said Zach "it covers all of my needs." BYU-Hawaii competes at the NCAA Division II level and last year played in the D II National Championship game. "I was a little concerned about my future because of the injury, but Coach Springer had an existing relationship with BYU and he helped me work it out." Springer was happy that things worked of for Zach, a native of Keysborough, Australia. "It was unfortunate for us that Zach got injured right before the conference started," said Springer, "He was really coming into his own and figuring out where he fit in with this team." "He can really shoot it and can go rebound the ball as well," added Springer.
Zach joins teammate Eric Lawton who signed last week with Arkansas Little Rock. Several other MSJC sophomores are currently weighing their options for next season.
Zach Ngawaka pictured with Head Basketball Coach Patrick Springer signed a scholarship to attend BYU-Hawaii last week. Zach averaged 7.8 points per game this past year for MSJC, but was limited to playing in just 14 games due to injury.