COLORADO SPRINGS -- BYU senior forward Mekeli Wesley is the Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week after leading the Cougars (4-2) to a pair of victories this past week.
Wesley, a Provo, Utah (Provo HS) product, averaged 18.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and shot 60 percent (15-of-25) from the field in two games. In the 78-50 victory over Florida International, he shot 50 percent (7-for-14) from the field and shared game high scoring honors with 16 points. Wesley also grabbed four rebounds and had two steals vs. the Golden Panthers. On Saturday, he went 8-for-11 from the floor, including 2-for-2 from 3-point range, and led the Cougars with 21 points in the 59-49 win at Rice. Wesley also pulled down four rebounds and had two blocks.
This is Wesley's first MWC player of the week honor of this season and the second of his career.
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