Cowboys Maldonado named MW Player of the Week for third time

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February 7, 2022 — Wyoming senior guard Hunter Maldonado was named the Mountain West Player of the Week today, becoming the first Cowboy in school history to earn the honor three times in a single season. He also became the first player in the league since Nevada’s Jalen Harris won the weekly award three times during the 2019-20 season.

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This week, Maldonado averaged 24 points, 6.7 assists, and five rebounds per game in helping the Pokes defeat Colorado State, Boise State, and Sunday night, Fresno State. He shot 55 percent from the field for the week and was an impressive 19-of-23 from the free-throw line for 83 percent. Against Colorado State, Maldonado recorded a career-high 35 points.

Maldonado and his Cowboy teammates (8-1 in the MW and 19-3 overall) will host San Jose State (0-10, 7-15) tomorrow, Tuesday, night in Laramie. That game will be broadcast on WyoRadio’s 99.7 JACK-FM and 99KSIT.com beginning at 6:30 p.m. with tip-off at 7 p.m.