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Gator grad Getz makes PacWest all-rookie team

Paul Getz goes up for the lay-up against the White Rock Christian Academy Warriors during the 2013 B.C. Triple-A senior boys basketball championship game at the Langley Events Centre. Getz helped the Gators win the title in his final year and is now a rookie forward with the Quest Kermodes in the B.C. Athletic Association. - Gary Ahuja/Langley Times file photo
Paul Getz goes up for the lay-up against the White Rock Christian Academy Warriors during the 2013 B.C. Triple-A senior boys basketball championship game at the Langley Events Centre. Getz helped the Gators win the title in his final year and is now a rookie forward with the Quest Kermodes in the B.C. Athletic Association.
— image credit: Gary Ahuja/Langley Times file photo

A solid first season has earned Paul Getz a spot on the men's all-rookie team as the PacWest conference announced its basketball awards.

Getz, who graduated from Walnut Grove Secondary last year after helping the Gators win the B.C. Triple-A boys' provincial basketball championship, is a freshman on the Quest Kermodes.

The six-foot-five forward averaged just under seven points and 4.5 rebounds per game for the Squamish university.

In his last game, Getz registered a season-high 16 points and eight rebounds in a 89-86 defeat to the Capilano Blues on Feb. 21.

The Kermodes went 16-5 during the regular season to finish third in the eight-team conference.

They open against the No. 6 Douglas Royals in the provincial quarter-finals tonight (Feb. 27). They tournament runs all weekend and is being held at New Westminster's Douglas College.

The teams are competing for one spot at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association national championships from March 12 to 15. As the host team, the Kermodes are guaranteed a spot in the eight-team field.

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