Van scores 21, Kocur 19 to lead Air Force over Rebels for third straight home win
Award is first of Siples’ career, first by Falcon this season
CJ Siples scores career-high 25 to lead Falcons
Trevor Lyons led the Falcons with 13 points and six rebounds.
Air Force @ Wyoming
Photos from Air Force men's basketball vs. Boise State - Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
Air Force vs. San Diego State (USATSI)
NCAA Basketball: Air Force vs. Colorado State
Played in 30 games, starting eight … three points in nine minutes vs. Colorado State in MW tournament … two points, one rebound and one steal in nine minutes vs. Wyoming in MW tournament … three points, season-high five rebounds and two assists at Nevada … seven points, four rebounds, a season-high five assists and a career-best three steals vs. Utah State … season-high 15 points vs. Colorado, hit a career-best four 3-pointers … two points and season highs of four rebounds and five assists vs. Missouri State, started for first time … 12 points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal in exhibition vs. Colorado Christian.
Played in all 32 games, starting 12 ... started the last 10 straight at point guard ... one of three Falcons to play in every game ... averaged 12.6 points and 4.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game the last 10 games ... shot 53.8 pct (42-78) from field, 55.6 pct (15-27) from three, 71.1 pct (27-38) from line the last 10 games ... finished the season with three straight games in doubles figures, averaging 13.7 points ... 14 points, three rebounds and a career-high three steals vs. UNLV in MW tournament ... 14 points and a career-best seven rebounds and two steals at Colorado State ... 13 points and five assists in 33 minutes vs. Utah State ... scored 17 points, had five rebounds and six assists in career-high 37 minutes vs. UNLV ... named Mountain West and Madness MW player of the week Feb. 8 for efforts vs. Wyoming, Boise State ... averaged 19.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 35.0 minutes in two AF wins to earn honor ... hit 64.7 percent (11-17) from field, 57.1 percent of 3-pointers (4-7), 85.7 percent (12-14) from line ... career-high 25 points and career highs of seven rebounds, four 3-ptrs and three steals vs. Boise State ... his 25 points tied as the most by a Falcon on the season ... 13 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals, no turnovers in career-best 36 minutes vs. Wyoming ... two points, team-best three rebounds and one assist at UNLV...first time to lead team in rebounding ... one point, four rebounds, four assists and career-best two steals vs. Nevada ... four points, six rebounds and seven assists and 34 minutes vs. Citadel ... scored seven points and had two rebounds, one assists and two steals at Colorado ... started for first time vs. Robert Morris, two points, two rebounds in 24 minutes ... 14 points, two rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes vs. Tennessee Tech.
Played in 18 games, starting one (Texas Tech) ... one point and two rebounds in four minutes at Boise State ... one minute vs. Wyoming ... missed the UAPB game due to injury ... first-career start came at Texas Tech ... had four points and a career-high four rebounds ... career-high eight points and a steal in 12 minutes at Colorado
Before Air Force
Appeared in 28 games at the USAFA Prep School … averaged 10.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game … finished third on the team in rebounding … led the team with 88 assists and 23 blocked shots … second on the squad with 32 offensive rebounds and 40 steals … three-year letterwinner at Steele HS … first-team all-state selection as a senior … named 5A Player of the Year by the San Antonio Express-News … helped team to the state semifinals as a senior … named 2011 Newcomer of the Year by the Express-News … two-time all-region and three-time all-district pick … played in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches all-star game … high school basketball coach was Lonny Hubbard.
Parents are Clinton and Michelle Siples … has one sister, Latoya, who is a 2004 graduate of the Air Force Academy … given name is Clinton … worked as an intel flight commander during Basic Cadet Training last summer … completed Operations Air Force in Charleston, S.C., in the summer of 2016 ... also completed Physics 215 during summer academics and was the safety medical officer during Basic Cadet Training ... completed classes in political science and chemistry in the summer of 2015 ... active in his squadron as an element officer, public affairs officer, academic officer and athletics officer ... is a cousin of world-class sprinter Justin Gatlin, who won the gold medal in the 100-meters at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004 … majoring in management … hobbies include basketball and listening to music … member of cadet squadron 38.