Wyoming guard Hunter Maldonado named Mountain West Player of the Week

(Laramie, WY) – Guard Hunter Maldonado was named the Mountain West Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Cowboys to a 2-1 record and earning All-Tournament honors at the Diamond Head Classic. He is the second Cowboy to earn the award this season joining forward Graham Ike. It is the first honor of his career.

Maldonado, averaged 19 points per game for the Pokes along with eight assists per game and 5.7 rebounds. He had his hand in 50 of the Cowboys 73 baskets for the tournament. He shot 55 percent from the field and shot 39 percent from behind the arc.

He had 22 points against South Florida adding 10 assists for the double-double. He had 17 points against Northern Iowa and 18 against Stanford.

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The Cowboys host Boise State in the Mountain West opener on New Year’s Day in a 2 p.m. start.

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