COLORADO SPRINGS -- BYU senior forward Mekeli Wesley was named the Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week Wednesday after leading the Cougars (10-4) to a 3-2 record over the past two weeks. This is the second player of the week honor for Wesley this season and third weekly MWC award of his career.
Wesley, a Provo, Utah (Provo HS) product, averaged 19.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, shot 54.2 percent (32-of-59) from the field and 88.6 percent (31-of-35) in five games.
He was named to the Yahoo! Sports Invitational All-Tournament team after averaging 21.3 points and 5.7 rebounds, while shooting 22-of-33 (.667) from the floor and 19-of-23 (.82.6) from the line in three contests. Wesley scored 19 points and had a team-high seven rebounds in 23 minutes in the 83-67 win over Boise State. He tallied 26 points and pulled down four rebounds in the 77-71 loss to Iowa State. In the third place game, a 70-67 loss to then 13th-ranked Southern California, Wesley notched 19 points and six rebounds in 25 minutes.
In the final two games of the month, Wesley continued to lead the Cougars in scoring with 17 points in each of the victories over Weber State (84-75) and South Alabama (64-42). He was also a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line in the two games.
Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Players of the Week:
Nov. 20 Jarvis Croff, Air Force
Nov. 27 Kaspars Kambala, UNLV
Dec. 4 Marcus Bailey, Wyoming
Dec. 11 Mekeli Wesley, BYU
Dec. 18 Randy Holcomb, SDSU
Jan. 3 Mekeli Wesley, BYU