Boise State's Mark Sanchez Named WAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week

DENVER - Boise State's Mark Sanchez has been named the Western Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 1-7. The honor marks the second WAC Player of the Week award this season for Sanchez.

Sanchez, a senior from Tucson, Ariz. (Pima CC), led Boise State to a pair of wins over Mountain West Conference foes Wyoming and Colorado State. Sanchez scored a team-high 24 points on 11-of-18 shooting with nine rebounds against Wyoming. He also scored the game-winning shot in the final second to give the Broncos an 86-85 victory over the previously undefeated Cowboys. Against Colorado State, Sanchez recorded his second career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

On the week, Sanchez averaged 20.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists, while shooting 53.1 (17-of-32) percent from the field.

Sanchez becomes just the third player in Boise State history to receive player of the week accolades twice in the same season, joining Bronco greats Reggie Larry and Matt Nelson. The three of them are also the only Broncos to receive the honor multiple times throughout their careers.

Other nominees included: Fresno State freshman Paul George led the Bulldogs to their first road win of the season with a 24-point performance against Pacific. Hawai'i junior Roderick Flemings scored 22 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in a home win against Prairie View A&M. Utah State sophomore Tyler Newbold scored a career-high 21 points in a win over UC Irvine and posted a career-high nine rebounds against BYU.

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