Monday, February 2, 2009

A no brainer

DENVER - New Mexico State's Jahmar Young has been named the Western Athletic
Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 26-Feb. 1. The honor
marks the first career WAC Player of the Week award for Young.

Young, a sophomore from Baltimore, Maryland (Laurinberg Prep), led the
Aggies to a pair of wins over San Jose State and Hawai'i. Against San Jose
State, Young scored a season-high 32 points, one shy of tying his
career-high mark. He blocked a career-high two shots against the Spartans
and tied his career-best mark for steals (four) and season-best mark for
field goal shots made (nine). In the win against Hawai'i, Young led the way
with 25 points and seven rebounds. He was a perfect 8-of-8 from the free
throw line and was 3-of-4 from behind the three-point line.

On the week, Young averaged 28.5 points per game and shot 72.7 percent
(16-of-22) from the field. He was 70 percent (7-of-10) from beyond the arc
and 90 percent (18-of-20) from the free throw line. Young averaged 5.0
rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks per game.

Other nominees: Boise State senior Mark Sanchez; Fresno State freshman
Mychal Ladd; Idaho junior Mac Hopson; Nevada freshman Luke Babbitt; San Jose
State sophomore Adrian Oliver; and Utah State sophomore Tai Wesley.

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