LEWISTON - Jacob Wiley has been voted the Lewis-Clark State Men’s Basketball MVP of the Decade, joining five other current and former Warriors on the All-Decade Team. Wiley spent two seasons at Lewis-Clark State and became the first Warrior to play in the NBA.
Also voted to the All-Decade Team were: (alphabetically) Trystan Bradley, Race Martin, Doug McDaniel, Damek Mitchell and Trea Thomas.
Wiley (2014-16) was voted an NAIA First-Team All-American and the Frontier Conference Player of the Year as a junior with the Warriors. In his first season at LC State, he was named the Frontier Conference Newcomer of the Year and an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention. He was first-team all-conference both years. In 2015-16, Wiley ranked fourth in the nation in field goal percentage (.604). He also led the team in field goals (192), rebounds (233), blocks (42) and points (463), while averaging a team-best 14.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. His 42 blocks in a season are fifth-most in the record books. In the career ranks, Wiley sits second in blocks with 101, fifth in field goal percentage (.607), and fifth in rebounds per game (7.4). He made his debut with the Brooklyn Nets in 2017, and has also played professionally in Germany, Spain, Australia and Greece.
A Lewiston native, Bradley (2017-present) will begin his senior campaign at LC State this season. As a junior he led the Warriors in field goals (168), points (417) and blocks (38) en route to being voted Second-Team All-Frontier Conference and an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American. He led LC State in field goal percentage (.653) and blocks (35) as a sophomore in 2018-19. His .653 field goal percentage last season ranks sixth in the record books, and his 38 blocks are eighth. Throughout his career thus far, Bradley ranks third in blocks (89), eighth in field goal percentage (.595), and 10th in 3-point field goal percentage (.418).
Martin (2017-2019) spent two seasons with the Warriors and etched his name in the record books multiple times. He was voted an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American as a junior after leading the team in points with 433. He grabbed 168 boards and drained 47 3-pointers. In his senior season, Martin set an LC State record with 11-consecutive 3-pointers made without a miss. He averaged 8.9 points per game and hit 40 3-pointers. His .897 free throw percentage in the 2017-18 season ranks fifth-best by a Warrior, and he is eighth all-time in career 3-point field goal percentage (.446). His .856 career free throw percentage is seventh all-time.
McDaniel (2015-17) was a two-time NAIA All-American Honorable Mention and First-Team All-Frontier Conference honoree. He was voted the Frontier Conference Newcomer of the Year as a junior. McDaniel finished his career with 1,025 points. His 621 points in 2016-17 ranks sixth in a single season, and his 71 3-pointers in 2015-16 are ninth. His .872 free throw percentage in 2016-17 is the ninth-highest in a single season. In the career records, McDaniel is fifth in 3-pointers made (139) and fifth in free throw percentage (.860).
Mitchell (2017-present) put together a historic junior campaign last season, joining the 1,000-Point Club while also setting a new single-season assist record and the career assist record. He was voted an NAIA Third-Team All-American and the Frontier Conference Co-Defender of the Year in 2019-20. He was also the Frontier Conference Freshman of the Year in 2017-18 and was second-team all-conference as a sophomore.
Mitchell led the Warriors and was fifth in the NAIA in 3-point field goal percentage (.480) in 2019-20. The percentage is seventh-best in a single season, and his 73 3-pointers made ranks eighth. Mitchell dished out 216 assists in 2019-20, besting his previous record of 193. He currently holds the career record with 484 with still a season to play. Heading into his senior season, he ranks fourth all-time in 3-pointers made (145), ninth in 3-point field goal percentage (.429), and is 41 points away from joining the top 10 in points scored. Mitchell was named to the Small College Basketball Bevo Francis Top 50 Watch List this past season.
The assist leader before Mitchell took over, Thomas (2015-18) ended his career with 406 assists. He was voted All-Frontier Conference Honorable Mention twice in his four seasons. As a senior, he led the Warriors in free throws (62) and free throw percentage (.756), as well as in assists (125) and steals (43). His 153 3-point field goals made ranks third all-time, and his 194 free throws is ninth. Thomas is now second in assists with his 406 and ranks ninth in steals with 130. He leads all Warriors in games played with 133 and is second in games won with 100.
Dana Abe, Brady Bagby, P.J. Bolte and Jacob Champoux were also included in the poll.
The LC State Cross Country All-Decade Polls will go live on Facebook and Twitter on Monday morning. Stay tuned to @LCWarriors social media for more information.