October 21, 2014
Idaho's Mac Hopson has been named the Western Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 16-22. The honor marks the first career WAC Player of the Week award for Hopson.
Hopson, a junior from Portland, Ore. (Washington State), led the Vandals to a pair of wins over Boise State (56-54) and Cal State Northridge (78-75). Hopson led Idaho to its first win at Boise State since 1999, scoring a game-high 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting. He also added five rebounds, four assists and one steal in the win. The junior guard also helped the Vandals to their first-ever BracketBuster win. Hopson registered 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the victory against Cal State Northridge. He also had six assists and four steals in the game.
On the week, Hopson averaged 17.5 points, 5.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.5 steals per game. He shot 59.1 percent (13-of-22) from the field and was 2-of-3 from long range. He also hit 7-of-12 free throws.
Other nominees: Fresno State junior Sylvester Seay; Hawai'i junior Roderick Flemings; Louisiana Tech junior Kyle Gibson; New Mexico State sophomore Gordo Castillo; and Utah State junior Jared Quayle.