Men’s Hoops Player WAC Newcomer of the Week

February 19, 2024

Portrait from game

Image credit: Sarah Finney

Sophomore John Christofilis receives his first honor of the season for his success on the court.

Redshirt sophomore John Christofilis has been pivotal in team’s recent wins.

Congratulations to men’s basketball’s John Christofilis, named the TicketSmarter Western Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Week for the game week ending on Sunday, Feb. 18. This marks the redshirt sophomore’s first such honor this season.

The Creighton transfer and Seattle native averaged 18 points per game as Seattle University men's basketball earned two big road wins in Utah to maintain pace in third place in the WAC standings. Christofilis connected on 14-29 FGs, including 7-15 from three in the wins at Southern Utah and Utah Tech. In the game against Southern Utach on Feb. 15, he poured in a game-high 25 points on 10 FGs, including five threes, to go along with a pair of rebounds as the Redhawks won 73-63.

The Redhawks return to Seattle for their final three home games of the season beginning Thursday, Feb. 22 versus Stephen F. Austin. Tip off from the Redhawk Center is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Read on to learn more about the honor and get tickets for the last regular season games.