Former Lynden Christian standout Daulton Hommes is in the midst of a the deepest run in program history, but the Point Loma guard now has another notch in his belt: national player of the year.
Hommes was named Division II national player of the year by the National Association for Basketball Coaches on Thursday hours before the Sea Lions take on Southern Indiana in the Division II Final Four.
He’s averaging 21.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game while shooting 53 percent from the floor and 47.9 percent from 3.
“I’m extremely grateful and humbled to win this award,” Hommes said in a reaction posted to Twitter. “None of this would be possible without my teammates, coaches and support around me.”
After two knee injuries — Anterior Cruciate Ligament tears in the same knee — forced him to miss his junior and senior seasons at 1A Lynden Christian, colleges began to shy away.
Hommes played two seasons at Western Washington University before transferring to Point Loma for his junior season.
He redshirted as a freshman at WWU, which marked three years away from the game. In that time he reportedly grew six inches.