MW Men's Basketball Player of the Week - Dec. 28

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Utah State senior guard Chris Smith has been named Mountain West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games played through Sunday, December 27. It is the first-career weekly award for Smith.

Senior, Guard, Sacramento, California / Yuba College

  • Led the Aggies to an undefeated 3-0 mark in the Global Sports Hoops Showcase, defeating Texas-Rio Grande Valley, Idaho State and North Dakota State.
  • Named the Global Sports Hoops Showcase MVP after averaging 18.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.0 block per game.
  • Registered season-highs in points (22) and rebounds (10) and a career-best six assists in a victory over Idaho State on Dec. 22.
  • For the week, shot 57.6 percent (19-of-33) from the floor, 35.7 percent (5-of-14) from behind the 3-point line and 80.0 percent (12-of-15) from the free throw line.

2015-16 MW Men’s Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 16     Elijah Brown, So., G, New Mexico
Nov. 23     Marvelle Harris, Sr., G, Fresno State
Nov. 30     Patrick McCaw, So., G, UNLV
Dec. 7        Ike Nwamu, Sr., G, UNLV
Dec. 14     Elijah Brown, So., G, New Mexico
Dec. 21     James Webb III, Jr. F, Boise State
Dec. 28     Chris Smith, Sr., G, Utah State