Mountain West Wire’s Player of The Year Watch List: Week Six

Mountain West Wire’s Player of The Year Watch List: Week Six

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Mountain West Wire’s Player of The Year Watch List: Week Six

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Mountain West Wire’s Player of The Year Watch List: Week Six


Take A Look At the Best Performances Around the Mountain West In Week Six.


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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 description now at the bottom of the article

The order for the Sixth week is as follows:

1. Carlton Bragg Jr., senior forward New Mexico (5 Points)

17 Points, 17 Rebounds and 4 Steals against New Mexico State

Carlton Bragg Jr. is really becoming the player many thought he could be out of high school. The former five-star big man has moved around a bit after starting his collegiate career out as a Jayhawk. But Bragg Jr. has found a home in Albuquerque and posted his now fifth double-double of the season last week to help the Lobos sweep in-state rivals New Mexico State for the first time in Paul Weir’s tenure.

Bragg Jr. finished the night shooting 80% from the field and going 9-10 from the free throw line. He has been a force down low, and a defensive anchor with 1 block and 4 steals in this contest. This is Bragg Jr.’s debut on our list but now seeing him get consistently better throughout the season, it most likely will not be the last.

2. Derrick Alston Jr, junior guard Boise State (4 Points):

10 Points, 7 Rebounds and 2 Assists against Tulsa

31 Points 4 Assists and 4 Rebounds against Alabama State

3. Roderick “RJ” Williams, senior forward Boise State (3 Points):

19 Points, 10 Rebounds and 1 Block against Tulsa

12 Points, 16 Rebounds and 1 Steal against Alabama State

4. Alphonso Anderson, junior forward Utah State (2 Points):

14 Points, 4 Rebounds and 1 Block against BYU

11 Points, 9 Rebounds and 3 Assists against St. Katherine

5. Nico Carvacho, senior center Colorado State (1 Point):

12 Points, 12 Rebounds and 1 Block against South Dakota State

9 Points, 10 Rebounds and 3 Blocks against Colorado

Past Weeks:

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3| Week 4 | Week 5

Current Overall Point Totals:

JaQuan Lyle, senior guard UNM (10 Points)

Derrick Alston Jr, junior guard BSU (9 Points)

Jalen Harris, junior guard Nevada (9 Points)

Jazz Johnson, senior guard Nevada (6 Points)

Sam Merrill, senior guard USU (6 Points)

Alphonso Anderson, junior guard USU (5 Points)

Carlton Bragg Jr., senior forward New Mexico (5 Points)

Nico Carvacho, senior center CSU (5 Points)

Lindsey Drew, senior guard Nevada (5 Points)

Malachi Flynn, junior guard San Diego State (5 Points)

Justinian Jessup, senior guard Boise State (5 Points)

Justin Bean, sophomore forward USU (4 Points)

Amauri Hardy, junior guard UNLV (4 Points)

Hunter Maldonado, sophomore guard Wyoming (4 Points)

Roderick “RJ” Williams, senior forward Boise State (3 Points)

Jordan Schakel, junior guard SDSU (2 Points)

Donnie Tillman, junior forward UNLV (2 Points)

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. 

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