Mountain West Wire’s Player of The Year Watch List: Week Three
Take A Look At the Best Performances Around the Mountain West In Week Three.
Who is in the running for Player of the Year?
The staff at the Mountain West Wire wanted to do something a little different this year. We are going to keep track of the top performers from teams around the Mountain West throughout the year and vote on who had the best performances that week.
How It Works:
Each person will award 15 points in total to five players and should award it as so:
1st place (Player of the week): 5 pts
2nd place: 4 pts
3rd place: 3 pts
4th place: 2 pts
5th place: 1 pt
The player with the most points total will be our player of the week and we will keep track of the point totals every week so that the player who has the most at the end of the year will receive the Mountain West Wire Player of the Year award. Just copy the players below and type your names above it like we do for the pick them docs we get and award your points.
Now some guys made the list and others didn’t. A big thing to think about was consistency throughout the week. Something that hurt some guys was having a decent game one day and a bad one the other day. Guys who made the list had a great game one day and a good one on other days, or good games both days.
This column will come out on Sunday nights or Monday mornings depending on how late some games finish on Sundays.
The order for the third week is as follows:
1. Jalen Harris, junior guard Nevada (5 Points)
13 Points, 9 rebounds and 4 Assists against Davidson
22 Points, 7 Assists and 6 Rebounds against Fordham
25 Points, 6 Rebounds and 5 Assists against Valparaiso
Harris was an instrumental piece this past week for the Wolf Pack, as he helped Nevada bounce back from a loss at Davidson on Tuesday to go on a two game win streak at the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Setting the Wolf Pack up for a game in the finals against Bowling Green on Monday night while averaging 20.0 PPG, 7.0 RPG and 5.3 APG.
2. Sam Merrill, senior guard Utah State (4 Points):
21 Points, 3 Rebounds and 3 Assists against UTSA
24 Points, 4 Rebounds and 8 Assists against LSU
5 Points, 5 Rebounds and 3 Assists against North Texas
3. JaQuan Lyle, senior guard New Mexico (3 Points):
19 Points, 9 Rebounds and 1 Block against UTEP
24 Points, 2 Assists and 3 Steals against NMSU
4. Alphonso Anderson, junior guard Utah State (2 Points):
7 Points, 11 Rebounds and 2 Assists against UTSA
24 Points and 6 Rebounds against LSU
19 Points, 5 Rebounds and 2 Steals against North Texas
5. Amauri Hardy, junior guard UNLV (1 Point):
25 Points, 2 Rebounds and 3 Assists against Abilene Christian
18 Points, 3 Assists and 3 Rebounds against Texas State
13 Points, 3 Rebounds and 4 Assists against SMU
Current Overall Point Totals:
JaQuan Lyle, senior guard UNM (8 Points)
Lindsey Drew, senior guard Nevada (5 Points)
Jalen Harris, junior guard Nevada (5 Points)
Derrick Alston Jr, junior guard BSU (4 Points)
Nico Carvacho, senior center CSU (4 Points)
Amauri Hardy, junior guard UNLV (4 Points)
Sam Merrill, senior guard USU (4 Point)
Alphonso Anderson, junior guard USU (3 Point)
Jazz Johnson, senior guard Nevada (3 Points)
Jordan Schakel, junior guard SDSU (2 Points)
Donnie Tillman, junior forward UNLV (2 Points)