Junior Jimmer Fredette set the BYU single-game scoring record with 49 points against Arizona and was named National Player of the Week by the USBWA. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
The Top Performers of the Week feature highlights the top athletes of each sport currently in play. Check back each week to see which athletes are standing out in Cougar sports.
Jimmer Fredette – Men's Basketball – Junior – Glen Falls, N.Y.
A 6-2 guard from Glen Falls, N.Y., Fredette led the Cougars to a 99-69 win at Arizona on December 28 in the Fiesta Bowl Classic. He set a BYU, McKale Center and Fiesta Bowl Classic record, while tying the all-time MWC single-game mark with 49 points. He shot 16-for 23 from the field, including 9-of-13 from beyond the arc and 8-of-9 from the charity stripe. His point total currently ranks as the second highest in the nation this season. Fredette also set the all-time league mark for points by a junior, and tied the Conference record for field goals and three-pointers in a single game. His nine three’s are also a BYU record. Fredette added nine assists, seven rebounds and two steals in 36 minutes of action.
Coriann Wood – Women's Basketball – Junior – Basin City, Wash.
In the game vs. Portland, Coriann Wood scored 17 points, which were new career- and-season-high and her 15th time scoring in double-figures in her career. Of the 17 points, 15 were in the first half, and the points were also team and game highs. She scored 12 points in the home win vs. Nevada for her 16th double digit performance of her career and her seventh this year as well as her fourth straight. As in the game vs. Portland, 10 of her total points were in the first period. The points were once again team and game highs. Against Nevada, she was perfect from three-point range (2-2) and perfect from the line (2-2). She was also perfect from the line vs. Portland (3-3). Wood ranks second on the team in scoring with an average of 10.0 points and leads the team in rebounds with 6.1 per game. She’s the first to come off the bench for the BYU team and in the last two contests; the Cougar bench has outscored the opponent bench 54 to 32.