Jan. 23, 2012
Colorado Springs, Colo. - Wyoming's Leonard Washington has been named the Mountain West Men's Basketball Co-Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday. He shares the honor with UNLV's Anthony Marshall. The weekly accolade is the first of Washington's career and second for a Cowboy this season.
Washington averaged 22.5 points, 11 rebounds, 2.5 steals and one block per game while helping Wyoming to wins over Air Force and Colorado State last week. On Wednesday, the redshirt junior forward finished with 13 points and team-high eight rebounds in 30 minutes of play, as the Cowboys snapped a 16-game conference road losing streak with a 64-53 victory at Air Force. He went 5-of-7 from the field, and 3-of-5 from the free throw line, while also collecting one block and three steals, including back-to-back thefts in the final 2:23 that helped secure the victory.
In Saturday's 70-51 win over Border War rival Colorado State, Washington tallied game- and career-highs of 32 points and 14 rebounds, while going 12-of-16 from the field, 3-of-4 from beyond the arc and 5-of-6 at the free throw line. He added one block and two steals in 28 minutes of action. Over the two games, Washington shot 73.9 percent (17-of-23) from the field and 72.7 percent (8-of-11) at the charity stripe.
Wyoming continues its season by hosting No. 16 San Diego State on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium.