FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men's basketball team will host Arizona Christian on Wednesday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rolle Activity Center. Wednesday night's game will provide fans with their first look at the team before the regular season starts. Admission is free for all fans.
The Lumberjacks return three starters – sophomore DeWayne Russell, senior Max Jacobsen and junior Gaellan Bewernick. Russell returns for the Jacks after finishing seventh in the league and second on the team in scoring with an average of 14.1 points per game in his rookie season. Jacobsen, the lone senior on the squad, started 24 out of 32 games as he averaged 9.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in addition to 15 blocked shots. Bewernick started 30 out of 31 games. He led the team in rebounds with an average of 5.9 per game to go with an average of 6.0 points per game.
NAU was picked to finish seventh in the Big Sky Conference preseason media poll, while the conference coaches had the Lumberjacks slated at ninth.