Mountain West Conference Predictions: Awards

With Mountain West Conference play starting today, AztecReport.com predicts numerous awards, the biggest games of the year, and more...

The Mountain West Conference season is here and we have predictions on the all-conference team, all-freshman team, Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and many more awards. Here's how Scott Sommer of AztecReport.com and Raphielle Johnson of NBC's College Basketball Talk sees the Mountain West breaking down:

Mountain West Conference Awards
Award
Scott Sommer
Raphielle Johnson
Player of the Year Anthony Bennett Anthony Bennett
Freshman of the Year Anthony Bennett Anthony Bennett
Best Shooter Chase Tapley Chase Tapley
Best Passer Kendall Williams Kendall Williams
Best Dunker Anthony Bennett Anthony Bennett
Best Shot Blocker Leonard Washington Leonard Washington
Best Defender Mike Moser Justin Hawkins
Best NBA Prospect Anthony Bennett Anthony Bennett
Most Exciting Anthony Bennett Anthony Bennett
Breakout Player Khem Birch Anthony Drmic
Most Overrated Dwayne Polee II

Dwayne Polee II

Best Name SIgor Hadziomerovic Khem Birch
Coach on his way out None (All Safe)

None (All Safe)

Coach to get extension Larry Shyatt Leon Rice
Points Leader Anthony Bennett Michael Lyons
Assists Leader Anthony Marshall Anthony Marshall
Rebounds Leader Pierce Hornung Pierce Hornung

All Mountain West Conference 1st Team
Scott Sommer
Raphielle Johnson

G

Kendall Williams Kendall Williams
G Chase Tapley Chase Tapley
G Jamaal Franklin Jamaal Franklin
F Anthony Bennett Anthony Bennett
F Leonard Washington Leonard Washington

All Mountain West Conference 2nd Team
Scott Sommer
Raphielle Johnson

G

Derrick Marks Derrick Marks
G Deonte Burton Tony Snell
G Michael Lyons Michael Lyons
F Pierce Hornung Pierce Hornung
F Colton Iverson Colton Iverson

All Freshman Team
Scott Sommer
Raphielle Johnson

G

Katin Reinhardt Katin Reinhardt
G Marvelle Harris Marvelle Harris
G Josh Adams Mikey Thompson
F Anthony Bennett Anthony Bennett
F Winston Shepard Skylar Spencer

Games of the Year
Scott Sommer
Raphielle Johnson

1.

UNLV at San Diego State (1/16) San Diego State at New Mexico (2/27)
2. San Diego State at New Mexico (2/27) UNLV at San Diego State (1/16)
3. New Mexico at UNLV (2/9) New Mexico at Colorado State (2/23)
4. San Diego State at Colorado State (2/13) UNLV at Colorado State (1/19)
5. Colorado State at Wyoming (3/6) Wyoming at Boise State (2/9)


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