Nevada's Luke Babbitt has been named the Western Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 5-11. The honor marks the first career WAC Player of the Week award for Babbitt.
Babbitt, a freshman from Reno, Nevada (Galena HS), led the Wolf Pack to a pair of come-from-behind road wins against New Mexico State and Louisiana Tech.
Babbitt tied career highs with 22 points and 12 rebounds in an overtime win at New Mexico State for his second double-double of the year. He scored four points and pulled down three rebounds in the overtime period to help secure the victory.
Babbitt made the game-winning three-pointer as time expired to lead Nevada to its win at Louisiana Tech. He scored 15 points and led the team with nine rebounds against the Bulldogs, connecting on 6-of-12 shots from the field, including a career-best 3-of-3 from beyond the arc.
On the week, Babbitt averaged 18.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game. He shot 43.3 percent from the field (13-of-30), 57.1 percent from three-point range (4-of-7), and 87.5 percent from the charity stripe (7-of-8).
Other nominees: Boise State junior guard Anthony Thomas; Fresno State senior guard Dwight O'Neil; Idaho junior guard Kashif Watson; San Jose State junior forward C.J. Webster; and Utah State senior forward Gary Wilkinson.
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