Wyche surpasses 1,000-point benchmark for college hoops career
Anchorage’s Da’Zhon Wyche is the latest college basketball player from Alaska to surpass the 1,000-point career benchmark.
The redshirt junior pumped in a season-high 21 points for the University of Texas Tyler in a 105-70 loss to nationally ranked NCAA D2 power St. Edwards.
Wyche drained 9-of-14 field goals and added three assists and three steals.
He is averaging 12.3 points per game in a half dozen appearances this season.
Wyche, of West High fame, now has 1,010 points in 61 career games. He played his first two seasons at Laramie County JC in Wyoming.
The 5-foot-9 point guard is a dynamic playmaker who is believed to hold Alaska’s single-game assist record with 15.
He’s also the shortest Alaska men’s player to score more than 30 points in a college game with a career high of 36.
In high school, he was twice voted Class 4A player of the year by the state’s coaches and led the West Eagles to the 2015 Class 4A state championship.
In the title game, his team trailed by two points with just a few seconds to go before he went coast-to-coast and converted a reverse layup at the buzzer to force overtime.
Three of Wyche’s teammates from that championship team went on to play D1 basketball – but Wyche has scored more points in college than all three of them combined.