Grand Traverse Band Citizen Nominated for GEICO Play of the Year

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians tribal citizen, Dwaun Anderson nomiated for GEICO Play of Year

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians tribal citizen, Dwaun Anderson nomiated for GEICO Play of Year

CHICAGO Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians tribal citizen, Dwaun Anderson has been nominated for the GEICO Play of the Year.

Anderson is a Wagner College sophomore guard. He grew up in Suttons Bay, Michigan where he was a high school basketball standout and was recruited by Michigan State University.

Each week for eight weeks, four college basketball plays will be nominated as the GEICO Play of the Year. Each week’s winner will be determined by fan voting through the official Facebook page.

Anderson needs Indian country to vote for him.
Voting Open Now Until Jan. 27 at www.facebook.com/BestofCollegeBasketball

Click HERE to vote

The eight finalists will compete in a week-long competition to determine the GEICO Play of the Year. The winner will be announced during the GEICO Best of College Basketball special which airs Saturday, March 29 at 2:00 pm EST on CBS.

With less than eight minutes left in the second half,Anderson went flying through the air to deliver an emphatic alley-oop dunk off a pass off the backboard from teammate Latif Rivers (Sr., Elizabeth, NJ / Avon Old Farms (CT)). Wagner would go on to post a decisive 84-70 win against the three-time defending NEC Champion LIU Brooklyn. To check out the play again click HERE.

Anderson’s dunk is competing against three other plays from week two, including an impressive block by Duke’s Nick Johnson, a bizarre bouncing pass into the basket by Ole Miss’ Marshall Henderson and an in-bound alley-oop dunk by Wright State’s Jerran Young.

The Michigan State transfer’s play was also named as the Best Dunk of The Year in the Sporting News’ Midseason Top 10 Dunks of the 2013-2014 Season. Click HERE for the full article.

To watch or support Anderson or any of the other highlight plays, click HERE. Fans can also share their vote with Facebook friends. Week two voting opened today and ends Monday, January 27, at 11:59 AM CST.

Anderson and the rest of his Wagner teammates return to action on Thursday, January 23 at 7:00 pm against Central Connecticut at the Spiro Sports Center.

Editor’s Note:  This article first appeared in Wagner College’s Seahawks page. Used with permission.

Go to: http://www.wagnerathletics.com/news/2014/1/20/MBB_0120141816.aspx?path=mbball

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