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My MWC Awards

March 11, 2013

If I had a vote, here are my picks:

First Team

Colton Iverson – Colorado State
Kendall Williams – New Mexico
Jamaal Franklin – San Diego State
Michael Lyons – Air Force
Anthony Marshall – UNLV

Second Team

Anthony Drmic – Boise State
Derrick Marks – Boise State
Pierce Hornung – Colorado State
Leonard Washington – Wyoming
Alex Kirk – New Mexico

Third Team

Dorian Green – Colorado State
Anthony Bennett – UNLV
Tony Snell – New Mexico
Chase Tapley – San Diego State
Deonte Burton – Nevada

All Defensive Team

Pierce Hornung, CSU
Chase Tapley, SDSU
Tony Snell, UNM
Khem Birch, UNLV
Leonard Washington, Wyoming

Player of the Year – Kendall Williams, UNM
Coach of the Year – Steve Alford, UNM
Newcomer of the Year – Colton Iverson, CSU
Freshman of the Year – Anthony Bennett, UNLV
Defensive Player of the Year – Pierce Hornung, CSU and Chase Tapley, SDSU
Sixth Man of the Year – Daniel Bejarano, Colorado State

The hardest one is picking the Player of the Year. There are lots of worthy candidates. But when you realize that the Game of the Year was when New Mexico played for 1st place at Fort Collins, the selection becomes easy. Colton Iverson was brilliant with 26 points and 15 rebounds. But Kendall Williams was out of this world, delivering the single greatest performance in what was essentially a game for the regular season conference championship. 46 points on 10-13 shooting from beyond the arc.

Congrats Kendall.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Doesntmatter permalink
    March 11, 2013 3:53 pm

    I agree with everything except having Bennett over Kirk as first team. Looking at their stats in conference:

    Kirk – 12.9 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 2.3 BSPG

    Bennett – 12.1 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.1 BSPG

    When they went head-to-head, Kirk owned him in the first game. 23 points 9 rebounds 1 block vs. 12 points 6 rebounds, 1 block.

    The second game was pretty much a draw. 17 points 16 rebounds, 2 blocks for Kirk; 17 points 12 rebounds 3 blocks for Bennett

    Kirk should be first team. Bennett should be second team.

    • March 11, 2013 3:56 pm

      I had Kirk as 2nd team and Bennett as 3rd team.

      • Doesntmatter permalink
        March 11, 2013 4:03 pm

        My eyes have deceived me this morning. I can tell it definitely is a Monday. My apologies.

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