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Wiltjer Named WCC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named its Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for February 1, 2016.

Senior forward Kyle Wiltjer posted big numbers in a pair of Gonzaga wins over USF and Santa Clara. He averaged 25.0 points and 5.0 rebounds to go along with 10 three-pointers. On Thursday he caught fire from the behind the arc on the way to a season-high-tying 35 points that included seven threes. 

Wiltjer went 10-for-15 from the field for the game and 7-for-10 from behind the arc. He was also 8-for-9 from the free throw line to go along with five rebounds, two assists and a block. Then on Saturday, he made three more three-pointers and scored 15 points on 6-for-14 shooting. He grabbed five more rebounds and had a season-high four assists with another block. For the week, he made 16-of-29 (.552) from the field, 10-of-17 (.588) from the behind the arc and 8-of-10 (.800) from the free throw line.

Also Nominated: Kyle Collinsworth, BYU; Dustin Hermanson, Saint Mary's; T.J. Wallace, Pacific 

2015-16 WCC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
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