The Five-Star Recruit Has Been A Standout For The Rebels Through Three Months
McCoy has averaged 18.6 points and 9.9 rebounds per game through 17 appearances
McCoy is the only Mountain West player on the midseason watch list
UNLV freshman center Brandon McCoy has been named to the Wooden Award Midseason Watch list.
McCoy, a former three-star recruit by the way of Chicago, Illinois, has shined in his first half-season with the Runnin’ Rebels. UNLV, which won just 11 games last season, is off to a 13-4 start to the 2017-18 campaign thanks to McCoy’s contributions.
McCoy has been named Mountain West player of the week twice this season, and has recorded six games of at least 20 points and 10 rebounds, which is tied for 5th nationally. In advanced statistics, McCoy ranks in the top 100 in usage percentage, effective field goal percentage, true shooting percentage, offensive rebounding percentage, defensive rebounding percentage, and fouls drawn per 40 minutes, per KenPom.
McCoy is one of just 25 players in the entire nation to be placed on the midseason watch list. He was not on the initial top 50 preseason watch list, which included Mountain West preseason player of the year Chandler Hutchison.