BYU freshman guard Nick Emery has been named the CBS Sports Freshman of the Week for Feb. 9-15 after his record-setting performances at San Francisco and Santa Clara. On Monday, Emery was named the WCC Player of the Week. From CBSsports.com:
It's time to give a shout-out to Cougar newbie Nick Emery, who helped BYU blow out San Francisco (114-89) and Santa Clara (96-62) last week. He averaged 34.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists, all the while shooting 69.4 percent (25-of-36). And he was 65 percent from 3-point range. He is the clear-cut choice for Freshman of the Week.
In the San Fran game, Emery was 10 for 12 from beyond the arc. It amounts to one of the best shooting performances in a single game from 3-point range this season. He finished with 37 points in that game, which is the second highest total for any WCC player this season. He's the first freshman in program history to have consecutive 30-point games. He's averaging 16.1 points. BYU trails Gonzaga by two games in the WCC standings.
Previous winners this season of the CBS Sports Freshman of the Week:
Week 1: Ben Simmons, LSU
Week 2: Tyler Lydon, Syracuse
Week 3: Brandon Ingram, Duke
Week 4: Henry Ellenson, Marquette
Week 5: Dwayne Bacon, Florida State
Week 6: Edmond Sumner, Xavier
Week 7: Diamond Stone, Maryland
Week 8: Brandon Ingram, Duke
Week 9: Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State
Week 10: Henry Ellenson, Marquette
Week 11: Matt Morgan, Cornell
Week 12: Ben Simmons, LSU
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Emery currently holds the BYU freshman records for 3-point field goals in a season (70) and in a game (10), and games with 3-plus and 5-plus 3s by a Cougar freshman. He is also ranked highly in several other freshman record categories, including: fourth all-time in points scored, second in points per game, fourth in field goals made, second in free-throw percentage, sixth in steals, sixth in double-figure scoring games and tied for third in 20-point games.