SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named its Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for February 15, 2016.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – NICK EMERY, FR. G - BYU
Freshman guard Nick Emery led BYU to a pair of road wins at San Francisco (114-89) and Santa Clara (96-62), averaging 34.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists while shooting 69.4 percent from the field, 65.0 percent from 3 and 100.0 percent from the free throw line.
Against San Francisco, Emery scored a BYU freshman record 37 points and tied the team record with 10 3-pointers. He got the Cougars out to a 58-39 lead at the half with 20 points in the first half. He hit 5 of 6 from 3 in the first half and did the same in the second. He finished the game shooting 12 of 15 from the field and 10 of 12 from 3-point range. His 37 points are the second most scored by an individual in WCC play this season.
At Santa Clara, Emery scored 31 points to become the only Cougar to score 30-plus points in back-to-back games as a freshman. Emery led BYU to a 51-32 lead at the half with 18 points on 7 of 10 shooting.
For the weekend, Emery connected on 25 field goals, 13 from long distance. His 10 triples against the Dons were the second most in WCC history behind LMU legend Jeff Fryer, who connected on 11 in an NCAA Tournament win against Michigan (3/18/90).
Also Nominated: Amadi Udenyi, Pepperdine
2015-16 WCC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
2/15 – Nick Emery, BYU
2/8 – Alec Wintering, Portland
2/1 – Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga
1/25 – Adom Jacko, Loyola Marymount
1/18 – Jock Landale, Saint Mary's
1/11 – Kyle Collinsworth, BYU
1/4 – Jared Brownridge, Santa Clara
12/28 – Alec Wintering, Portland
12/21 – Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga
12/14 – Stacy Davis, Pepperdine
12/7 – Nate Kratch, Santa Clara
11/30 – Kyle Collinsworth, BYU & Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga
11/23 – Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga
11/16 – Kyle Davis, BYU