Sean Ogirri Named Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Dec. 22, 2008


On Monday morning, University of Wyoming senior Sean Ogirri was selected as the Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week.

Ogirri, a guard from Denver, Colo., averaged 25.5 points per game last week while helping Wyoming to wins over Western State (100-73) and Sacramento State (93-70). With those wins, the Cowboys are 9-1 and off to their best start since the 1990-91 season.

On the week, Ogirri shot 58.6 percent (17 of 29) from the field, and 56.0 percent (14 of 25) from three-point range. He did not commit a turnover in either game.

Ogirri opened the week by scoring a career high 26 points against Western State. He had an especially hot second half, scoring 23 points. He also tallied two rebounds, two assists and a steal against the Mountaineers.

Against Sacramento State, Ogirri scored 25 points, while also collecting two assists, one rebound, one block and one steal.

In both games, Ogirri made seven three-pointers. That total ties for the second-best single-game performance in both Wyoming and Arena-Auditorium history.