Edmonds College has fielded a men's basketball team since 1967. During that time, the team has won seven league titles and one NWAC championship. The Tritons finished as the NWAC runner up in both 2013 and 2015. Triton alum Phil Zevenbergen played in the NBA for the San Antonio Spurs.
Ex-Triton Zach Walton helps Drexel to NCAAs
Blake Fernandez is a graduate assistant with Eastern Washington, who will also be dancing at March Madness
Former Edmonds men's basketball standout Zach Walton has helped Drexel University qualify for the NCAA Tournament. Walton was named to the CAA All-Tournament team as the Dragons secured the CAA Tournament Championship earlier this week. It is the first time Drexel has been a part of March Madness in 25 years. Walton, who has overcome two injury stints, was the 2018 Triton Male Athlete of the Year.
Blake Fernandez is in his first year helping out at Eastern Washington University as a graduate assistant. The Eagles won the Big Sky championship and also qualififed for the NCAA Tournament. The Triton alum and local Mountlake Terrace High School product went on to play for NCAA DII Western Washington University after Edmonds.
Three land on North Region All-League Team
Three Triton men's basketball players were selected to the NWAC North All-Region team for their performances this season. Sophomore double-double machine Curtis Walker (Garfield HS, Seattle, Wash.) earned 1st-Team honors, while sophomore guard Tre'Var Holland (Nathan Hale HS, Seattle, Wash.) garnered 2nd-Team honors. Freshman guard Ki'Jan Weisinger (Auburn Mt. View HS, Auburn, Wash.) was selected to the All-Defensive Team. Walker was a force to be reckoned with all year long and averaged 20 ppg, 11 rpg and 2.3 assists per game. Holland fought through injuries but still turned in strong numbers -- he scored 14.6 ppg, and dished out 5.7 assists per game to lead North point guards. Weisinger started all 29 games and was regularly matched up against opposing teams' best guard.
Men win OT thriller at Peninsula, improve to 2-0
PORT ANGELES -- Edmonds men’s basketball is off to a 2-0 start in the NWAC North after hanging on to defeat Peninsula College on Saturday night.
Winning in Port Angeles against the Pirates (1-1 North, 11-3 overall) is never an easy task. Edmonds snapped Peninsula’s six-game win streak. “It was a gritty win for us. We battled through a lot of adversity at the end when Peninsula hit some tough shots and found ways to get to the free throw line,” said head coach Kyle Gray. "I'm really proud of how we stuck together and found a way to get a road win in a tough place. We focused on what we could control." Read More > >
Kirk, Weary Jr. picked up by WWU Hoops
Edmonds College men's hoops freshmen Sean Kirk and Erwin Weary Jr. are moving on to play for NCAA DII Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash. after one year as Tritons. Kirk was the NWAC North Freshman of the Year; Weary averaged just under 10 ppg and played a key role for the team in 2018-19. In all, six Tritons have moved on to four-year schools to play under scholarship. Joining Kirk and Weary Jr. are Cameron Burns (York College), Tobyn Lawson (Mayville State University), and Thomas Doyle (Champman University), and Drew Magaoay (Vancouver Island University).
July 17, 2019 -- Men's Hoops Adds Sean Kirk from Edmonds College >>
September 9, 2019 -- Men's Hoops Welcomes Erwin Weary Jr. to Program >>
Men's hoops summer Youth Camp, July 8-11
The Edmonds College men's basketball program will be hosing their annual summer youth camp in Seaview Gym July 8-11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come learn from the Triton coaching staff and interact with current Triton players. The cost of the camp is $125 and is open to elementary and middle school-aged boys and girls. Coach Gray, who is an experienced elementary school physical education teacher, has been putting on these camps for many years. Sign up soon as the summer sessions usually fill quickly!
Triton Tidbits: Four hoopers land NWAC Academic Excellence Awards
LYNNWOOD -- Four Triton basketball players garnered NWAC Winter Academic Excellence Awards for their work in the classroom. Sophomores Tobyn Lawson (Shoreline, Wash.) and Thomas Doyle (Seattle, Wash.) from men's basketball made the list.
Trailblazers edge Tritons at NWAC Tourney
Kirk, Magaoay, Doyle earn North Region honors; Kirk tabbed as North Frosh of the Year
EVERETT -- Edmonds College was unable to fend off the Centralia Trailblazers in the early morning game at the NWAC Championship Tournament on Thursday, March 7. The Tritons fell 73-71 to the No. 3 seed from the West Region. It was the fourth matchup between the two teams this season. The game was a physical, choppy back-and-forth game most of the first half as both teams went to the locker rooms tied up at 30-30.
The Trailblazers inside presence eventually took over in the second half as Centralia's Marqus Gilson started converting easy looks under the rim. Edmonds used their trademark defensive pressure to force turnovers and closed the gap to 56-51 after two putbacks from Tobyn Lawson, but Centralia was able to fend off the run and prevailed taking advantage of multiple offensive rebounds.
Gilson was force for Centralia, finishing with a 17-point, 15-rebound, 7-block effort. Drew Magaoay was the game's top scorer with 23 points and 5 steals. Sean Kirk added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the losing effort. Centralia moved on to face the defending NWAC champion North Idaho on Friday. NIC beat the Trailblazers and has advanced to next weekend's Final Four.
Sophomore guard Drew Magaoay (Shoreline, Wash.) was named to the NWAC North Region 1st Team, sophomore point guard Thomas Doyle (Seattle, Wash.) was selected to the North All-Defensive Team, and freshman Sean Kirk (Mountlake Terrace, Wash.) was tabbed as a 1st Team selection and North Freshman of the Year. Magaoay, a transfer from Western Washington University, averaged 18.7 ppg, 1.9 spg, and shot 86% from the charity stripe. Doyle emerged as the catalyst for the Tritons this year with his relentless effort on both ends of the floor. He averaged 10.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 5 apg, and 2.7 spg. Kirk scored 18.5 ppg, 7.8 rpg, and shot 50% from the field this season. The Mountlake Terrace high school product follows former Triton star Zach Walton with freshman of the year honors.
Edmonds men's hoops turned in another outstanding season with a 19-10 record. The Tritons have been a playoff qualifier six of the past seven seasons.
Men's hoops draws Centralia in NWAC opener
Edmonds opens the NWAC Championship Tournament Thursday morning
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds men's hoops closed out the regular season and sent their four sophomores out on top with a 94-76 victory over Whatcom CC in Seaview Gym on February 27. Several players contributed in the win; five scored in double figures. Edwin Weary Jr. (13 points, 15 rebounds) and Sean Kirk(14 points, 10 rebounds) notched double-doubles in the triumph. Edmonds secured the No. 2 spot from the North Region and finished the regular season 19-9 overall, with a 10-4 record in league play. The Tritons have won four of their past five games headed into the postseason, and return to the playoffs for the sixth time in the last seven years. Four Triton sophomores (Drew Magaoay, Tobyn Lawson, Cameron Burns, and Thomas Doyle) were honored prior to tipoff on February 27 and played in their final home game of their Triton careers.
Edmonds found out their first round opponent late Sunday night as the NWAC Sports Network announced the 16 team Championship bracket. Their first round matchup with Centralia will mark the fourth time the two teams have met this season. The Tritons hold a 2-1 advantage in the series, defeating the Trailblazers in a wild comeback in overtime on December 1 in Centraila. The Blazers responded, knocking off the Tritons on their home court on December 9. Edmonds claimed the third meeting on Clackamas CC's neutral floor on December 29. Centralia has a balanced scoring attack and is arguably the most formidable No. 3 seed in any first round game. The game will also be the first of the tournament, with tipoff scheduled for 8 a.m. at Everett CC's Walt Price Fitness Center.
The final NWAC RPI rankings were released on March 5. North Region champion Everett was No. 1; Edmonds landed at No. 7, and Centralia came in at No. 5. In the coaches poll, Edmonds was No. 8 and Centralia received votes. If the Tritons can top Centralia, they may have a tough matchup in the second round. The winner of Clackamas and defending NWAC champion North Idaho (27-2, 16-0), who is the top-ranked squad in the Coaches Poll, would square off with the Tritons.
Read more in the Everett Herald > > Edmonds College men get tough draw for NWAC Tournament
Triton Men's Hoops Readies for NWAC Championships
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds College opens the NWAC men’s basketball tournament in Everett on Saturday at noon inside the Walt Price Fitness Center at Everett CC. The Tritons (20-9, 8-6 North) earned the No. 3 seed from the North Region and face the No. 2 seed from the South, the Linn-Benton CC Roadrunners (20-9, 10-6 South). The Tritons have qualified for the postseason for the fifth time in the past six years. Read More >>
Huge Matchup Looms at Whatcom Wednesday
LYNNWOOD -- The end of the NWAC North Region men’s basketball slate is near, and with it, a tight race for playoff berths has ensued. Edmonds gave Everett all they could handle on Saturday, but in the end couldn’t stop the Trojans from winning their 10th straight game. Seaview Gym saw a highly contested game, and a large contingent on hand to support both teams as well as honor nine Triton sophomores who were playing in their final home game. Read More > >
Walton Has Edmonds Back in Contention
Sophomore Zach Walton has recovered from injury to lead the Edmonds College men's basketball team to a 13-4 record and No. 3 ranking in the latest NWAC Coaches Poll. He was featured in a recent article from The Herald. Walton is averaging nearly 20 points per game, 8 rebounds per game, and 3 assists per contest.