To the surprise of nobody -- this one had to be unanimous:
Boise State's La'Shard Anderson has been named the Verizon for the week of Jan. 3-9. The honor marks the first career WAC Player of the Week award for Anderson.
Anderson, a senior forward from San Diego, Calif. (Juniperro Serra HS), led to a pair of WAC road wins at San Jose State (102-101, 4OT) and Hawai'i (79-55). The two wins marks Boise State's first conference road sweep since joining the league prior to the 2001-02 season. Anderson scored a career-high 31 points in Boise State's quadruple overtime win at San Jose State. He scored 17 of his 31 points during the four overtime periods and scored each of the Broncos' four points in the fourth overtime. Anderson also made a pair of free throws with 35 seconds remaining and stole the ball on SJSU's final possession to secure the victory. Anderson scored 20 points in BSU's win at Hawai'i, connecting on 7-of-12 shots from the field, including a career-best 5-of-6 effort from three-point range.
On the week, Anderson averaged 25.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game. He shot 55.2 percent (16-of-29) from the field and 75.0 percent (6-of-8) from three-point range. He also hit 72.2 percent (13-of-18) of his shots at the free throw line.
freshman guard Kevin Olekaibe
* Idaho senior guard Jeff Ledbetter
* Nevada junior forward Olek Czyz
* New Mexico State junior forward Troy Gillenwater
* Utah State senior forward Tai Wesley