Jay Straight Named MWC Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Feb. 2, 2004

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Wyoming junior guard Jay Straight posted two of the three highest scoring games of his career last week to earn Mountain West Conference Player of the Week honors. He averaged 28 points, four rebounds, and 2.5 steals as the Cowboys went 1-1 with a home victory over San Diego State (79-71) and one-point overtime loss at Colorado State (74-75).

Straight, a product of Chicago, Ill., shot 62.1 percent (18-of-29) from the field, including 82 percent (9-of-11) from three-point range, and hit 11-of-13 free throws (85 percent) in two games last week. He scored a career-high 30 points on 9-of-15 field goals, including 5-of-7 three-pointers, and brought down six rebounds in the win over San Diego State. In Saturday's one-point overtime loss at Colorado State, Straight netted 26 points, grabbed two rebounds and a career-high four steals. He connected on 9-of-14 shots from the floor and was successful on all four three-point and free throw attempts.

This is Straight's first Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week honor of the season.