Nick Emery named WCC Player of the Week

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Ari Davis
Freshman guard Nick Emery earned WCC Player of the Week honors after stellar performances against San Francisco and Santa Clara. (Ari Davis)

Freshman BYU guard Nick Emery earned West Coast Conference Player of the Week honors Monday after stellar performances against San Francisco and Santa Clara.

Emery shot a total of 69 percent from the field, 65 percent from beyond the arc and 100 percent from the free throw line in the two-game road trip.

He set the all-time BYU freshman single-game scoring record in the Cougars’ 114-89 win over San Francisco Thursday, Feb. 11. Emery surpassed former Cougar Danny Ainge’s freshman record of 36 points with his own career-high of 37. Twenty of his 31 points came in the first half and Emery connected on 10-of-12 shots from beyond the arc. He sits in second place in WCC history for most 3-pointers in a single game. Emery also had five rebounds and two assists. Thirty-seven points is the most any player has scored in WCC play.

Emery also became the first BYU freshman to score more than 30 points in back-to-back games. Eighteen of Emery’s 31 points came in the first half in BYU’s 96-62 win over Santa Clara Saturday, Feb. 13.

 

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