DENVER – Utah Valley graduate student forward Connor MacDougall has been named Western Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 17-23. This is his first-ever WAC Player of the Week honor.
The Tempe, Ariz. native missed just one shot all week, knocking down 17-of-18 shots for a 94.4 percent field goal percentage. MacDougall averaged 20.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block as the Wolverines went 2-0 on the week. He opened the week with a career-high 28 points and a career-high 10 rebounds in a win over Idaho State. MacDougall set a Utah Valley single-game field goal percentage record as he knocked down a perfect 12-of-12 shots from the floor, surpassing the previous mark of 8-for-8. It also marks the second-best mark in the country this season behind only Levi Bradley of Northern Illinois, who made a perfect 13-of-13 shots against Oakland on Nov. 25. It was MacDougall's first double-double of the season. He also tallied two steals, one block and an assist. MacDougall followed it up with 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting, six rebounds, four assists and a blocked shot in a win over Sam Houston State last Saturday as the Wolverines extended their home winning streak to 20 straight games. MacDougall entered the week averaging 7.2 points on 59.3 percent shooting and 2.9 rebounds per game.
Other nominees included: California Baptist's Milan Acquaah averaged 23.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists as the Lancers went 2-0 on the week ... Jarkel Joiner of CSU Bakersfield averaged 16.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals as the 'Runners went 2-0 last week ... Chicago State's Christian Jacob averaged 10.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals over three games ... Alessandro Lever of Grand Canyon averaged 21.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in a pair of wins ... Kansas City's Jamel Allen averaged 14.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks as the Roos went 1-1 on the week ... Eli Chuha of NM State averaged 11.8 points on 81.8 percent shooting to go along with 7.3 rebounds as the Aggies went 3-1 on the week ... Seattle U's Myles Carter averaged a double-double of 16.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in a pair of wins ... Javon Levi of UT Rio Grande Valley averaged 11.5 points, 5.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals as the Vaqueros went 1-1 on the week.