- Saint Mary's men's basketball senior guard Mickey McConnell has been
named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week, as well as
TheHoopsReport.com National Player of the Week as announced today. McConnell was instrumental in helping the
Gaels close out the year with wins over Mississippi
State and Hartford.
For the week McConnell averaged 24.5 points per game, with 10
assists and three rebounds. For the
week, he shot 14-for-28 (.500) from the field and 9-for-20 (.450) from 3-point
State, McConnell was near
perfect. The native of Mesa, Arizona
had career-highs in points (28) and assists (13), for his first double-double
of the season. He shot 8-for-18 from the
field and went 5-for-13 from behind the arc.
Even more impressive, his 13 assists came against just one turnover,
which didn't come till late in the second half.
McConnell caped off the week scoring 21 points with seven
assists in the 2010 finale against Hartford. He was 6-for-10 from the floor and 4-for-7
from 3-point range. His seven assists
gave him 345 assists for his career, passing Josh Unruh (1993-97) for sixth
McConnell is now averaging 14.2 points and 5.4 assists,
while his 2.68 assist to turnover ratio ranks 26th in the country
nationally. He is also shooting 46.3
percent from behind the arc and 90.5 percent at the free throw line.
Saint Mary's returns to action on Thursday, January 6, when
the Gaels travel to Los Angeles,
Calif. to take on Loyola
Marymount at 6:00 PM at Gersten Pavilion.
The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU.