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Verizon Wireless WAC Menís Basketball Player of the Week Announced
Courtesy: WAC
DENVER – Boise State’s Ike Okoye has been named the Verizon Wireless Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 23-29. The honor marks the first career WAC Player of the Week award for Okoye.

Okoye, a senior forward from Sacramento, Calif. (Wyoming), helped the Broncos to a 2-0 record last week with wins over Eastern Washington and North Texas. Okoye recorded his second career double-double in an 82-69 road win at Eastern Washington, registering 21 points with a career-high 17 rebounds. He went 8-of-14 from the field, while making 5-of-6 from the free throw line. Okoye also tied a career high with six blocks against the Eagles. Okoye also scored 13 points with eight rebounds and three blocks in a 79-73 victory over North Texas.

On the week, Okoye averaged 17.0 points, 12.5 rebounds, 4.5 blocks and 2.5 assists per game. He shot 54.2 percent from the field (13-of-24) and 80.0 percent from the free throw line (8-of-10).

Other nominees included: Idaho senior guard Steffan Johnson … Louisiana Tech senior guard Kyle Gibson … New Mexico State senior guard Jonathan Gibson … San Jose State senior guard Robert Owens … and Utah State junior forward Tai Wesley.
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WAC
Overall
New Mexico State
11-1
19-10
UMKC
8-5
13-17
Grand Canyon
7-6
16-14
Seattle U
7-6
14-13
Bakersfield
7-6
13-17
Utah Valley
4-9
10-18
Chicago State
4-9
8-22
Texas-Pan American
3-9
9-19
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