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.