KCKCC’s Collier KJCCC player of the week for second time

Nija Collier (KCKCC photo)

by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC

Kansas City Kansas Community College sophomore Nija Collier is the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) Division II Player-of-the-Week for the second time this season.

A 6-0 forward from Detroit, Collier earlier was named both NJCAA Division II National Player-of- the-Week and KJCCC Player-of-the-Week.

Collier’s most recent honor came for her performances in a 100-65 win at North Central Missouri and a 97-53 win over William Penn junior varsity.

In the two games, she made 19-of-23 field goal attempts including 2-of-3 3-pointers, was 8-of-8 on free throws, grabbed 16 rebounds, dealt out six assists and had 10 steals.

The six assists came against North Central when she scored 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting and made all four free throws. She also had four steals and followed up with six steals, 10-of-12 shooting and 25 points against William Penn.

Collier started this week with 20 points and 10 rebounds in KCKCC’s 76-74 loss at Washburn junior varsity.

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