Simpson Player of the Week: Dalton Thacker

Simpson University Sports News


Simpson Player of the Week: Dalton Thacker

Dalton Thacker has been the glue to the success of the Simpson University’s men’s basketball team. Thacker, who entering his second year playing for the Red Hawks, leads his team with his strong ability to score at will, his rare court knowledge, and ability to disburse the ball to his teammates.

Thacker’s accomplishments include earning Cal Pac Freshman of the Year and First Team All-Cal Pac honors for his outstanding play during the 2012-2013 season. His academic accomplishments include being on the Dean's List.

So far this season, Thacker is averaging 13.18 points per game and leads the Red Hawks in points, rebounds, steals, and assists. He also leads the California Pacific Conference in steals with 19 total and 1.3 per game.

Thacker led his team in scoring in both games this past week. He had 17 points in the Red Hawks’ 81-59 loss against No. 4 Southern Oregon University on Monday, Dec. 2, and 13 points in Simpson’s 66-57 loss against The Master’s College on Friday, Dec. 6.

“I am so thankful for the blessing God has placed in my life to come to Simpson and play the game I love,” said Thacker. “I am really excited to see what He has in store for us this year. I love this sport and I hope to help make the basketball program something special at this school.”


Story by Nichole Jones

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