5. Alphonso Anderson, Utah State
Season Stats: 13.3 PPG 5.8 RPG 1.3 APG (8 GMS)
Best Performance: 24 Points, 6 Rebounds while going 9-16 from the field against LSU 11/22
Anderson has come from the junior college ranks and made an instant impact in Logan for a top-25 ranked Aggie squad. With the absence of Queta, Anderson has been able to step up in the frontcourt at times as an undersized four man for Craig Smith and have success.
4. Amauri Hardy, UNLV
Season Stats: 17.7 PPG 3.6 RPG 3.6 APG (9 GMS)
Best Performance: 27 Points, 4 Rebounds while going 11-23 from the field against Kansas St. 11/9
Hardy has been a great scorer for the Runnin’ Rebels so far this season but as a whole UNLV have come up short against mostly good competition in Otzelberger’s first season in the desert. Hardy has been relied on to make shots but has failed to receive consistent help on the offensive side of things from his teammates.
3. Derrick Alston Jr., Boise State
Season Stats: 21.8 PPG 5.8 RPG 2.5 APG (6 GMS)
Best Performance: 26 Points, 11 Rebounds and 2 Assists against BYU 11/20
Alston has been great for the Broncos who are 4-2 so far and to go along with that he is leading the conference in scoring. Alston has been the anchor for a Bronco’s team who has struggled with opponents from out west on the defensive side of the ball. The Broncos are putting up points but so are their opponents. And besides a lopsided loss to Oregon the Broncos should be in a better shape but lost a winnable game against UC-Irvine at home.
2. Jalen Harris, Nevada
Season Stats: 16.1 PPG 6.1 RPG 4.1 APG 1.2 SPG (7 GMS)
Best Performance: 25 Points, 6 Rebounds, 5 Assists and 2 Steals against Valparaiso 11/24
For a moment it looked as if we would have to wait another year to see Harris on the court for the Wolf Pack. Harris had an injury scare in game one of the season but after being given positive results in time to come back for game three he has been a force for Nevada. Harris who is a bigger guard who can do a little bit of everything is vital this year for a team who lacks experience and height. Without him the Wolf Pack would not have gone on the run the are currently on winning three in a row.
1. Malachi Flynn, San Diego State
Season Stats: 16.1 PPG 5.1 APG 2.3 SPG (8 GMS)
Best Performance: 28 Points, 5 Rebounds, 4 Assists and 3 Steals against Iowa 11/29
Flynn was highly anticipated after coming to San Diego State from the PAC-12 where he performed well a couple of seasons ago. Flynn had his best games of the season this past week in Las Vegas against some pretty good competition. There is a lot of movement around Flynn being the best player in the conference, this past week helped boost that argument. But he needs to be consistent going forward for an undefeated Aztec team.