Cummard Earns MWC Player of the Week Accolades

Lee Cummard averaged 23 points per game on 64 percent shooting from the floor, 60 percent accuracy from three-point range and an 88.9 percent conversion rate at the free-throw line in BYU's two road wins last week. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

BYU's Lee Cummard, UNLV's Wink Adams Share MWC Honors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- BYU junior guard Lee Cummard and UNLV junior guard Wink Adams have been named the Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Co-Players of the Week.

Cummard and Adams are each receiving the award for the second time this season. Cummard was first honored on Dec. 17 and Adams on Dec. 31. A BYU player has received the weekly conference recognition on four occasions this year with junior forward/center Trent Plaisted also being honored twice (Nov. 26 and Dec. 10).

Cummard, a Mesa, Ariz., native, led BYU to conference road victories over Air Force (69-53) and Wyoming (73-63) last week. On the week, he scored 23.0 points per game on 64.0 percent (16-for-25) shooting from the floor, 60.0 percent (6-for-10) accuracy from three-point range and an 88.9 percent (8-of-9) conversion rate at the free-throw line. Cummard also contributed 8.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.5 blocks per game. He scored 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting against Air Force, connecting on 3-of-6 attempts behind the arc, while adding a game-high five assists, eight rebounds, one block and one steal. Against Wyoming, Cummard scored a game-high 25 points on 8-of-13 shooting, including a 3-of-4 performance from three-point range. He also tallied eight rebounds, two assists and one steal vs. the Cowboys.

Adams, a Houston, Texas, product, led UNLV to a 2-0 league record last week with wins at TCU (70-58) and at home against New Mexico (79-60). Against TCU, he scored a game-high 25 points, 18 of which came in the second half. Adams also tallied five assists, three rebounds and one steal vs. the Horned Frogs. In the Runnin' Rebels win over New Mexico, Adams scored 17 of his game-high 24 points in the first half, shooting 6-of-9 from the floor before the intermission. He finished the game shooting 9-for-14 (64.3 percent) to go with four rebounds, three steals and one assist in 28 minutes of action. For the week, Adams averaged 24.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and two steals per game while shooting 54.8 percent (17-for-31) from the floor.

BYU is off to a 6-1 start in league play while boasting a 17-5 record overall. The Cougars host TCU in the Marriott Center on Wednesday at 7 p.m. to conclude the first half of the conference season.


MWC Men's Basketball Players of the Week:

Nov. 12 Tim Anderson, Sr., G, Air Force

Kyle Spain, Jr., F, San Diego State

Nov. 19 Stuart Creason, Sr., C, Colorado State

J.R. Giddens, Sr., G, New Mexico

Nov. 26 Trent Plaisted, Jr., F/C, BYU

Dec. 3 Brandon Ewing, Jr., G, Wyoming

Dec. 10 Trent Plaisted, Jr., F/C, BYU

Dec. 17 Lee Cummard, Jr., G, BYU

Dec. 24 Kevin Langford, Jr., F, TCU

Dec. 31 Billy White, Fr., F, San Diego State

Wink Adams, Jr., G, UNLV

Jan. 7 J.R. Giddens, Sr., G, New Mexico

Jan. 14 Tim Anderson, Sr., G, Air Force

Jan. 21 Lorrenzo Wade, Jr., F, San Diego State

Jan. 28 Johnnie Bryant, Sr., G, Utah

Feb. 4 Lee Cummard, Jr., G, BYU

Wink Adams, Jr., G, UNLV