Verizon Wireless WAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week Announced
Young, a junior guard from Baltimore, Md. (W.E.B Dubois HS), helped the Aggies to their first non-conference road win in three years with an 87-80 victory at UTEP. Young posted a team-high 24 points on 8-of-17 shooting. Young scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half to help NM State to its first win in El Paso since 2006. Young also knocked down a pair of three-point field goals and hit a perfect 6-of-6 shots from the charity stripe. He also dished out three assists.
Other nominees included: Boise State senior forward Ike Okoye … Fresno State sophomore guard/forward Paul George … Hawai‘i senior forward Roderick Flemings … Idaho senior guard Kashif Watson ... Louisiana Tech senior guard Kyle Gibson … Nevada junior guard Armon Johnson … Utah State guard/forward Pooh Williams.