Mountain West Names Men's Basketball Player of the Week
March 11, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado State senior forward/center Colton Iverson has been named the Mountain West Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games through March 10. This is the third career MW weekly accolade for Iverson.
Iverson shot nearly 91 percent from the field while averaging 25.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game as Colorado State closed out regular-season play with Conference wins over Wyoming and Nevada last week. A Yankton, S.D., native, Iverson netted a career-high 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds in Wednesday's 78-56 Border War victory at Wyoming. He tied a MW single-game record for shooting percentage by going a perfect 12-of-12 from the field, adding five free throws and two steals to his tally for the night. The original MW record for field goal shooting percentage was set by San Diego State's Billy White, who went 12-of-12 in a Feb. 14, 2009 meeting with Wyoming.
Iverson followed his midweek performance with 21 points, nine rebounds, two assists and one steal in Saturday's 77-66 victory over Nevada. He opened the game making seven straight baskets, running his streak of consecutive field goals made to 19 before missing his final two shot attempts. For the week, Iverson was 19-of-21 from the field (.905) and 12-of-20 (.600) from the free throw line.
MW Men's Basketball Players of the Week:
Nov. 12 - Colton Iverson, Sr., F/C, Colorado State
Nov. 19 - Deonte Burton, Jr., G, Nevada; Tony Snell, Jr., G, New Mexico
Nov. 26 - Colton Iverson, Sr., F/C, Colorado State
Dec. 3 - Derrick Marks, So., G, Boise State
Dec. 10 - Anthony Bennett, Fr., F, UNLV
Dec. 17 - Anthony Drmic, So., G/F, Boise State
Dec. 24 - Pierce Hornung, Sr., F, Colorado State
Dec. 31 - Alex Kirk, So., C, New Mexico
Jan. 7 - Leonard Washington, Sr., F, Wyoming
Jan. 14 - Alex Kirk, So., C, New Mexico; Jamaal Franklin, Jr., G, San Diego State
Jan. 21 - Dorian Green, Sr., G, Colorado State
Jan. 28 - JJ O'Brien, So., F, San Diego State
Feb. 4 - Pierce Hornung, Sr., F, Colorado State
Feb. 11 - Derrick Marks, So., G, Boise State
Feb. 18 - Michael Lyons, Sr., G, Air Force
Feb. 25 - Kendall Williams, Jr., G, New Mexico
Mar. 4 - Derrick Marks, So., G, Boise State; Alex Kirk, So., C, New Mexico
Mar. 11 - Colton Iverson, Sr., F/C, Colorado State