Wyoming's Ewing Named MWC Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Jan. 15, 2007


Wyoming sophomore Brandon Ewing was named the Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, earning his first weekly accolade of the season and second of his career.

Ewing, a 6-1 guard from Chicago, Ill., led the Cowboys to a 1-1 record in MWC play last week. In the Pokes' 86-76 overtime win over UNLV, he scored 30 points (19-for-22 on free throws), while handing out four assists, grabbing three rebounds and committing no turnovers in 41 minutes of action. Ewing's 19 made free throws vs. the Rebels set a new conference record for free throws made in a game by a sophomore, was the second highest free-throw total ever in MWC games and the third highest mark in overall games in conference history. Ewing followed with a 15 point effort in a 56-58 loss to No. 15 Air Force. He shot 4-of-8 from the field, including hitting 2-of-3 three-pointers, while also going 5-for-6 from the charity stripe.

For the week, Ewing averaged 22.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, while shooting 47.4 percent (9-for-19) from the field and 85.7 percent from the charity stripe (24-for-28).