Kenny Cox | Posted: 9 Mar 2022 | Updated: 8 Apr 2022

Gonzales named finalist for Becky Hammon Award

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Shaylee Finalist Becky Hammon

HOPEWELL, N.J. – BYU sophomore guard Shaylee Gonzales was named one of five finalists for the Becky Hammon Mid-Major Player of the Year Award presented by Her Hoop Stats on Wednesday. 

In October, 25 players were named to the preseason watch list. The 15-player midseason watch list was announced in January. The winner will be announced around the Final Four.

Gonzales, recently named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year for the second year in a row, averages 18.7 points per game, 5.9 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals. 

The Arizona product has led BYU to a 26-3 record, including a regular-season WCC championship and an expected at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament next week. 

Also named to the All-WCC First Team for the third year, Gonzales has scored in double figures in 28 of 29 games and topped 20 points in 13 games. She earned All-tournament honors from the WCC after averaging 18 points and 9 rebounds over two games. 

Hammon was a three-time All-American during her career at Colorado State and led the Rams to the Sweet 16 in 1999, the program’s only appearance to date. She was signed by the New York Liberty in 1999 and traded to the San Antonio Stars in 2007, where she played the rest of her career. Hammon retired in 2014 as a six-time All-Star and a two-time All-WNBA First Team honoree. In 2016 she was named one of the top 20 players in WNBA history and was recently named to the W25.

Hammon became the second female coach in NBA history when she began coaching for the San Antonio Spurs in 2014. Additionally, Hammon is the only woman to be a head coach in the NBA Summer League as well as the only woman to be a member of an NBA All-Star coaching staff. Currently, Hammon is the head coach of the Las Vegas Aces.

2022 Becky Hammon Mid-Major Player of the Year Award Finalists
Dyaisha Fair, Buffalo, G, So.
Shaylee Gonzales, BYU, G, So.
Jasmine Dickey, Delaware, G/F, Sr.
Kierstan Bell, FGCU, G, Jr.
Abby Meyers, Princeton, G, Sr.