Araujo Named Mountain West Player of the Week

Araujo earned his second career Mountain West Conference Player of the Week honors after averaging 31.5 points and 15.5 rebounds in BYU's two victories. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- BYU senior center Rafael Araujo has been named the Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week after recording two double-doubles in victories at Boise State (75-69) and against 25th-ranked Oklahoma State (76-71). It is Araujo's second career player of the week honor.

Araujo, a Sao Paulo, Brazil (Arizona Western) native, collected his second and third double-doubles (11th career) of the season last week. He averaged 31.5 points and 15.5 rebounds, while shooting 71.4 percent from the floor and 76.7 percent from the free throw line.

In the win at Boise State, Araujo scored 31 points and pulled down 14 rebounds. He made 10-of-13 attempts from the field and earned 14 trips to the free throw line, knocking down 11. In the victory over Oklahoma State at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Araujo scored a career-high 32 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. He made 10-of-15 field goals and 12-of-16 free throws on the day and scored 26 of the Cougars' 40 second half points. His 17 rebounds, one shy of the entire OSU team, led the way for BYU as it dominated the boards against the Cowboys, 44-18.