Plooy coming home to play for UAA (Basketball)

May 18, 2010
Chris Plooy

After earning his stripes in junior college, Chris Plooy is coming home to suit up for the Seawolves.

The former all-state forward at Dimond High can play for his hometown team as soon as this fall after transferring from Green River Community College, a NWAACC school in Auburn, Wash.

“I did miss home, but I felt like I needed a season of community college to get a little better and be ready to come back,” Plooy told me. “A big part of it is coming home.”

In 27 games last season, the 6-foot-5, 195-pound freshman led Green River in scoring at 13.4 points per game.

Plooy shot 50 percent from the field, with 256 of his 258 shots coming from inside the 3-point arc. He also grabbed 4.8 rebounds per game to go along with totals of 31 steals and 10 blocked shots.

At Green River, he said he developed a midrange game and refined his post game, offensive skills he lacked in high school because most of his points came on layups and dunks.

Now he’s got a more polished all-around game.

He scored 17 points or more seven times, led by a season-high 30 against Centralia. But the highlight of his season came in the playoffs when he dropped 29 in the first round of the NWAACC Championships to help Green River stun No. 1 seed Shoreline.

He will have three seasons of eligibility with the Seawolves, who also Anchorage veteran Lonnie Ridgeway coming back for his senior season after taking some time off.

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