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Anderson Named WAC Player of the Week

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DENVER – Senior guard La'Shard Anderson has been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 3-9. The honor marks the first career WAC Player of the Week award for Anderson.

Anderson, a senior forward from San Diego, Calif. (Juniperro Serra HS), led Boise State to a pair of WAC road wins at San Jose State (102-101, 4OT) and Hawai'i (79-55), marking the first conference road sweep since the 2007-08 season.

The two wins also gives Boise State a 4-0 record in the WAC for the first time since joining the league prior to the 2001-02 season.

Anderson scored a career-high 31 points in Boise State's quadruple overtime win at San Jose State. He scored 17 of his 31 points during the four overtime periods and scored each of the Broncos' four points in the fourth overtime. Anderson made a pair of free throws with 35 seconds remaining and stole the ball on SJSU's final possession to secure the victory.

Anderson followed the performance with 20 points in BSU's win at Hawai'i, connecting on 7-of-12 shots from the field, including a career-best 5-of-6 effort from three-point range.

On the week, Anderson averaged 25.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game. He shot 55.2 percent (16-of-29) from the field and 75.0 percent (6-of-8) from three-point range. He also hit 72.2 percent (13-of-18) of his shots at the free throw line.

Other nominees included: Fresno State freshman guard Kevin Olekaibe ... Idaho senior guard Jeff Ledbetter ... Nevada junior forward Olek Czyz ... New Mexico State junior forward Troy Gillenwater ... Utah State senior forward Tai Wesley.

--broncosports.com--