WAC MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF WEEK
February 18, 2013Eastern Indiana Sports
DENVER - Denver's Chris Udofia has been named the Western Athletic Conference Men's
Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 11-17.
Udofia, a junior forward from Irving, Texas (Jesuit Prep), continued his
well-balanced offensive and defensive play in DU's road sweep over Utah State and
San Jose State last week. He recorded five assists, five rebounds and a blocked shot
in each game. He scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting, including a 1-of-1 mark from
three-point range in a 63-60 overtime win at Utah State. Udofia recorded a team-high
13 points and career-high five steals in the 62-41 win at San Jose State. His
assist-to-turnover ratio for the week was 3.3. He played a key role to Denver's
defense that limited its opponents to 60 and 41 points per game, improving their
season average of 54.9, which is first in the WAC in sixth in the nation. Udofia
became the 33rd player in DU history to eclipse 1,000-career points this past week.
On the week, Udofia averaged 11.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.0 steals
and 1.0 blocks per game. He shot 52.9 percent (9-of-17) from the field and 66.7
percent (2-of-3) from three-point range.
Other nominees included: Idaho senior Kyle Barone averaged 20.0 points and 9.0
rebounds over two games ... Louisiana Tech sophomore guard Raheem Appleby scored 28
points with four rebounds in a win at Idaho ... New Mexico State senior Bandja Sy
averaged 12.5 points and 7.0 rebounds over a pair of games on the road ... UT
Arlington senior forward Kevin Butler connected on a perfect 7-for-7 threes to break
the school record in a win over Idaho on the road ... UTSA senior guard Michael Hale
III averaged 15.5 points over two games ... Utah State junior Jarred Shaw averaged
21.0 points and 8.5 rebounds in two games.