Claremont-Mudd-Scripps basketball player Chris Blees has been named SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week.
The sophomore forward from Carmichael was named MVP of the Lee Fulmer Memorial Tournament after he led the Stags to a 3-0 record and the title. In the three games, he scored 61 points, had 20 rebounds, seven assists and three steals while shooting 26-34 (.765) from the floor.
He had 10 points and four rebounds in the team’s opening round 75-48 win over Southwestern College. He had 16 points and seven rebounds in the team’s 73-68 semifinal win over #15 Whitworth University. He was a force in the championship game, scoring 35 points on 15 of 19 (.789) shooting with nine rebounds and six assists, as CMS beat Whitman College 79-78.
Blees currently leads the Stags in both scoring (15.0/g) and rebounding (6.7) and is shooting 68.7% (46-67) from the field. CMS is 6-1 overall.