Name: Joel Bolomboy
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
High School: Keller HS
When the Weber State University men’s basketball team lost their leading scorer Jeremy Senglin to injury, the Wildcats needed someone to step up to fill the void. On Saturday, junior Joel Bolomboy picked up the slack for the team in his career night against Northern Arizona University.
“Coming into the game, we just talked to each other and knew we had to pick it up a little because Jeremy did so much for us,” Bolomboy said. “We knew that each and every one of us … had to do a little more, and that’s what I tried to do tonight.”
Bolomboy scored a career-high 23 points in the loss to the Lumberjacks, shooting 5-11 from the field and 13-14 from the free-throw line. It was the fourth time this season he has scored 20 points, and the first time since he set his previous career-high of 21 points against Sacramento State last month.
Bolomboy also pulled down a season-high 17 rebounds for his third game in a row with double-digit rebounds. His 23 points and 17 rebounds gave him his ninth double-double of the season, tying him for first in the conference with Idaho State University junior Jeffrey Solarin.
Along with setting single-game records, Bolomboy also moved up the career blocks list at Weber State as he picked up his 125th career block. He is now tied for second place all-time at Weber State with former teammate Kyle Tresnak.
The Wildcats will play their last road game of the season Saturday night before they close out the year at home for their final three games.