Mountain West Wire’s Player of The Year Watch List: Week Four
Take A Look At the Best Performances Around the Mountain West In Week Four.
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 Fourth week is as follows:
1. Malachi Flynn, junior guard San Diego State (5 Points)
11 Points, 3 Assists and 2 Steals against Tennessee State
21 Points, 3 Assists and 2 Steals against Creighton
28 Points, 4 Assists and 3 Steals against Iowa
Malachi Flynn helped put the San Diego State on the national radar after key performances during a successful Turkey Week for the Aztecs. Brian Dutcher’s team received votes in both the AP (89) and Coaches (19) top-25 polls this past week after wins against Tennessee State, Creighton and Iowa to become the 2019 Continental Tire Las Vegas International Champions while Flynn earned tournament MVP honors.
This Aztec team is on the rise and Flynn has been a key part of the success that Brian Dutcher’s squad is having in his third year in charge of the Aztecs.
2. Justin Bean, sophomore forward Utah State (4 Points):
24 Points, 9 Rebounds and 2 Steals against Saint Mary’s
3. Jazz Johnson, senior guard Nevada (3 Points):
25 Points, 5 Rebounds and 3 Assists against Bowling Green
4. Sam Merrill, senior guard Utah State (2 Points):
23 Points, 6 Rebounds and 2 Steals against Saint Mary’s
5. Jalen Harris, junior guard Nevada (1 Point):
20 Points, 6 Rebounds, 7 Assists and 2 Steals against Bowling Green
Current Overall Point Totals:
JaQuan Lyle, senior guard UNM (8 Points)
Jalen Harris, junior guard Nevada (6 Points)
Jazz Johnson, senior guard Nevada (6 Points)
Sam Merrill, senior guard USU (6 Point)
Lindsey Drew, senior guard Nevada (5 Points)
Malachi Flynn, junior guard San Diego State (5 Points)
Derrick Alston Jr, junior guard BSU (4 Points)
Justin Bean, sophomore forward USU (4 Points)
Nico Carvacho, senior center CSU (4 Points)
Amauri Hardy, junior guard UNLV (4 Points)
Alphonso Anderson, junior guard USU (3 Point)
Jordan Schakel, junior guard SDSU (2 Points)
Donnie Tillman, junior forward UNLV (2 Points)