Colorado State senior forward Emmanuel Omogbo has been named the Mountain West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. The weekly honor is the first of Omogbo’s career.
Omogbo, who leads the conference in rebounds, helped lead the team to a 3-0 record, with victories over Maryland Eastern Shore (76-65), Southeastern Louisiana (67-59), and Alcorn State (80-58). In the victories, Omogobo recorded a double-double in all three contests, averaging 14.7 points, 13.7 assists and 3.0 assists.
Not only did Omogbo perform in the post, the big man made 73.7 percent of his free throw attempts (14-19).
Omogbo tallied a career high four assists in the win over Maryland Eastern Shore. He went on to tally nine assists throughout the week while only turning the ball over twice.
In the victory over Southeastern Louisiana, Omogbo pulled down a season-high 16 rebounds to go along with 18 points — two away from a career high — and three assists. Two days later he added a 15-point, 15-rebound performance against Alcorn State.
Colorado State will head on the road for a showdown on the court Wednesday Nov. 30, when they take on Colorado in Boulder at 7 p.m. MT. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network and aired on the radio on KARS 102.9 FM.
2016-17 MW Men’s Basketball Players of the Week:
Nov. 14 Cullen Russo, Sr., F, Fresno State
Nov. 21 Tim Williams, Sr., F, New Mexico
Nov. 28 Emmanuel Omogbo, Sr., F, Colorado State
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