Lee Cummard was named MWC player of the week for his 36-point, 11-rebound performance against Long Beach State. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – BYU senior Lee Cummard has been named the Mountain West Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the third time in his career.
A 6-foot-7 guard from Mesa, Ariz., Cummard scored a career-high 36 points to go with 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals and a career-best tying four blocks in BYU’s 75-65 victory over Long Beach State Friday in Provo. He shot 13-for-16 (81.3 percent) from the floor, including 3-of-4 from three-point range and 7-for-7 from the charity stripe. Cummard netted 22 of his team’s 31 points in the first half on 9-of-11 shooting and kept BYU in the game by scoring 11 of 12 points during one stretch. With BYU trailing 40-33 early in the second half, he scored six straight points and assisted on another bucket to give the Cougars the lead, then went 6-for-6 from the free-throw line in the final six minutes of the contest to put the game away. His 36 points marks the most points scored by a BYU player since 1993 and ties for the eighth highest individual performance in BYU men’s basketball history.
MWC Men’s Basketball Players of the Week:
Nov. 17 Lee Cummard, Sr., G, BYU