Cummard Named MWC Player of the Week

Lee Cummard received his first career MWC Player of the Week award this week. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

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COLORADO SPRINGS -- BYU junior guard Lee Cummard has been named the Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the first time in his career, marking the third such award of the season for the Cougars.

Cummard, a Mesa, Ariz., native, led the 25th-ranked Cougars to non-conference wins over Lamar (88-66) and Pepperdine (86-67) last week. He shot 75.0 percent from both the floor (21-for-28) and the three-point arc (6-for-8) while averaging team highs of 24.0 points, 6.5 assists, 2.5 blocks and 1.5 steals per game. Cummard also pulled down 8.0 rebounds per game. He tallied game highs of 27 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists vs. Lamar on 11-of-16 shooting from the field and a 5-of-7 performance from behind the arc. Cummard's point, assist and field goal totals were all career highs. He also added one blocked shot and one steal while committing zero turnovers. Against Pepperdine he recorded game highs of 21 points on 10-of-12 shooting, five assists, a personal-best four blocks and two steals while adding six rebounds.

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