BOISE, Idaho -- Boise State guard Anthony Thomas has been named the Western Athletic Conference men's basketball player of the week for February 12-18.
Thomas, a freshman from Mansfield, Texas (Mansfield Summitt HS) averaged 17.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists in a pair of victories last week. Thomas came into the week averaging 3.7 points and 1.4 rebounds per game. On Tuesday, he scored 18 points, dished out six assists and had four steals in a victory over Montana Western. In the O'Reilly ESPNU BracketBusters game against Albany on Friday night, he scored 16 points and made two key three-point baskets in the 83-82 win. He hit his first just past the half court line as time expired in the first half to give the Broncos a four-point lead. With Boise State trailing by two with 32 seconds to go in the game, Thomas hit his second one for the win in a game that featured 33 lead changes and six ties. For the week, he was 12-of-16 (.750) from the field, 3-of-5 (.625) from three-point range and 7-of-8 (.875) from the free throw line. It is Thomas' first career WAC Player of the Week award and third for a Bronco player this year.