Winford suffers second concussion [Basketball]

January 18, 2013
Kevin Winford

Anchorage’s Kevin Winford has suffered his second concussion of his college career at Eastern Washington, although this time he wasn’t on the basketball court.

The senior guard was involved in a car accident two days ago in North Dakota when the team van was struck by another vehicle at an intersection. The vehicle clipped the back of the van, swiping the side where Winford was sitting.

He was diagnosed with a concussion and missed the game against North Dakota. He is also doubtful for Saturday’s game at Northern Colorado.

He suffered his first concussion as a freshman during a game against Washington State.

Winford, of Bartlett High fame, is averaging 5.2 points in 18 games.

However, in the last three games since regaining his starting point guard job, he has averaged 11.3 points and 4.7 assists.

Winford holds the record for points by an Alaska player at the NCAA D1 level when he scored 39 and sank 10 3-pointers against New Hope Christian on Dec. 4, 2010.