Hall named MWC Co-Player of the Week

Mike Hall shot 69 percent from the floor and 82 percent from the line last week while scoring 16.5 points per game in BYU's two victories. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

COLORADO SPRINGS -- BYU's Mike Hall and Utah's Tim Drisdom were named Co-Mountain West Conference Players of the Week Monday after leading their respective teams to 2-0 records last week.

Hall, a junior guard from San Bernardino, Calif., shot 68.8 percent from the floor (11-of-16) and 82 percent from the free throw line (9-of-11), while averaging 16.5 points, three rebounds and three steals in two games last week.

He scored a team-high 20 points in BYU's overtime win against San Diego State (83-69) last Monday. Hall connected on 6-of-10 field goals and 8-of-9 free throws, while grabbing five rebounds and recording a career-high five steals. He made 5-of-6 shots, including 2-of-3 treys, to score 13 points as BYU earned its first conference road win of the season at Wyoming Saturday, 67-53.

A first-team NJCAA All-American at Dixie State College last year, Hall is BYU's third-leading scorer and rebounder in his first season in Provo, helping the Cougars to their current 15-7 record. This is the first MWC Player of the Week honor for Hall and for Drisdom.

Drisdom averaged 19 points, 4.5 rebounds and four assists in two games last week. The sophomore guard from Artesia, Calif., recorded 14 points on 4-of-5 field goals and 5-of-6 free throws in the 70-56 win over UNLV last Monday. He also added four rebounds, four assists and two steals in 33 minutes of action. In the 80-70 victory at Colorado State Saturday, Drisdom had a career-high 24 points on 6-of-10 field goals, including 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. He also hit all eight free throw attempts, pulled down four rebounds and dished out four assists.