Monday, November 29, 2010

Brady Jardine honored

Per Jason Erickson, the WAC Director of Media Relations

Utah State's Brady Jardine has been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 22-28. The honor marks the first career WAC Player of the Week award for Jardine.

Jardine, a junior forward from Twin Falls, Idaho (Twin Falls HS), led Utah State to a pair of home wins last week against Utah (79-62) and Northeastern (56-54). Against Utah, Jardine posted his second-career double-double as he had a career-high 20 points to go along with a career-high 13 rebounds. Jardine was 6-of-7 from the field and 8-of-10 at the free throw line in the game. Against the Huskies, Jardine registered another double-double with 15 points and a career-high tying 13 rebounds as he was 5-of-10 from the field and 5-of-8 at the charity stripe. He also tied a career high with three blocks and played a career-high 34 minutes in the game.

On the week, Jardine averaged a team-high 17.5 points, 13.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game. He shot 64.7 percent (11-of-17) from the field and 72.2 percent (13-of-18) at the free throw line.

Other nominees included:

* Boise State senior forward Robert Arnold

* Idaho junior guard Deremy Geiger

* Louisiana Tech senior guard DeAndre Brown

* Nevada junior forward Dario Hunt

* New Mexico State junior forward Troy Gillenwater

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