Weber State’s Joel Bolomboy has been selected to play in the 2016 Reese’s College All-Star Game this weekend at the Final Four in Houston. The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) has announced the rosters for the 2016 game, which features 20 of the top senior college basketball players from across the country.
The game will be played as part of the events on Reese’s Final Four Friday and on Friday, April 1, at 4:30 p.m. CDT, at NGR Stadium in Houston.
It will be televised on tape-delay on CBS on Saturday, April 2, at 12 p.m. CDT. The game will feature a pair of outstanding coaches with Doug Collins, a former Illinois State All-America player and NBA star who coached four different NBA teams, coaching the East. Former Maryland All-America John Lucas, a 14-year NBA veteran who also coached with three different NBA teams, will coach the West.
Bolomboy, a 6-foot-9 forward/center, will be one of 10 players on the West squad. He is the second Weber State player and just the fourth from the Big Sky Conference to ever participate in the college all-star game, which is now in its eighth season. Davion Berry played in the game in 2014.
Bolomboy just finished his senior season at Weber State, helping lead the Wildcats to the Big Sky regular season title, Big Sky Tournament title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. He was named Big Sky Conference MVP and Defensive Player of the Year and is a finalist for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award. He also earned First Team All-District honors from the NABC.
This season he set a WSU single-season record with 415 rebounds during the year and finished third in the country in rebounding at 12.6 per game. He also set a school record with 26 double-doubles on the season, also the third most in the country. He finished second on the WSU team and eighth in the Big Sky in scoring at 17.1 points per game and scored in double figures in 31 games of his 33 games played. He also finished fourth in the conference in blocks and fifth in field goal percentage.
Bolomboy finished his four-year career as one of the top players in school history. He is now Weber State’s career leader in blocks, rebounds and free throws attempted. He also became the Big Sky’s career leader in rebounds, finishing his career with 1,312 career rebounds. He now ranks seventh in career scoring in school history and his third in career free throws made. Bolomboy played in 130 career games at Weber State, also the third most in school history.
Paul Grua is the Director of Athletic Communications at Weber State University.