Chimes’ Athlete of the Week: Men’s Basketball’s Alex Talma

A dominant debut from men’s basketball sophomore forward Alex Talma earns him the Chimes’ Player of the Week.

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Chimes’ Athlete of the Week: Men’s Basketball’s Alex Talma

Jason Lin/ THE CHIMES

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Jason Lin/ THE CHIMES

Jason Lin/ THE CHIMES

Kyle Kohner, Writer

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In the men’s basketball season opener against La Sierra University, sophomore forward Alex Talma stood as a man among college students at 6’8” and 245 lbs. Hailing from Aukland, New Zealand, the physical specimen dominated in his debut inside Chase Gymnasium. Talma generated 15 total points, grabbed nine rebounds and stole the ball three times in only 20 minutes on the court. On Nov. 1 against the University of La Verne, Talma’s physical play in the paint continued as he contributed to the Eagles’ first 100-point game since 2006. Once again, Talma overpowered the defense, finishing with 15 points on 5-7 shooting and five more boards in only 19 minutes. The next day, Talma capped off a phenomenal debut week by logging 17 minutes, scoring 10 points and grabbing four more boards to help the Eagles take down the Bethesda Flames on Nov. 2.

Stats: 18.7 MPG, 13.3 PPG, .591 FG%, .737 FT%, 6 RPG