Monday, January 14, 2013

Kenyon McNeail named WAC POW

Louisiana Tech’s Kenyon McNeail has been named the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 7-13.

McNeail, a junior guard from Conway, Ark. (Conway HS), came off the bench to help the Bulldogs to a pair of road wins last week. In a 73-71 win at UTSA, McNeail tied LA Tech’s record for most made three-point field goals in a single game with nine and broke the school record with 15 three-point field goal attempts. McNeail scored a career-high 34 points, including the game-winning three in the win at UTSA. His nine three-pointers is the top mark in the WAC this season and the third-best single-game performance in the nation this season. McNeail also came off the bench to score six points with four rebounds in an 84-67 road win at Texas State.

On the week, McNeail averaged 20.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game. He shot 52.0 percent (13-of-25) from the field, 52.4 percent (11-of-21) from three-point range and 75.0 percent (3-of-4) from the free throw line.

Other nominees:

* Denver senior guard Chase Hallam averaged 15.5 points in a pair of road wins

* Idaho sophomore guard Connor Hill averaged 14.5 points over two games

* New Mexico State senior forward Tyrone Watson scored a career-high 26 points in a road win at Seattle U

* Seattle U junior forward Clarence Trent averaged 15.0 points and 8.0 rebounds over two games

* Texas State junior Joel Wright averaged 24 points in two games

* UT Arlington senior center Jordan Reves averaged 16 points and 6.5 rebounds in a pair of road wins

* Utah State junior guard Preston Medlin scored a season-high 25 points to lead the Aggies to a win over San Jose State

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