Justin James Named Second Team All-Mountain West

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Wyoming Cowboy Basketball player Justin James. (University of Wyoming)

LARAMIE, Wyo. (March 12, 2019)  – Wyoming’s Justin James has been voted All-Mountain West Second Team by the league’s coaches, as the conference announced the All-MW selections on Tuesday Morning. It was the third-straight season that James has been named All-MW earning First Team honors last season and Third Team in 2017.

James, a native of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., led the MW in scoring at 21.8 points per game, as that number also ranks No. 20 in the nation this season. He also ranked fifth in the conference at 8.6 rebounds per night. James also added 4.4 assists per night for fourth in the conference.

He led the conference in field goals made with 220 on the season. An excellent offensive talent, James led the MW in free throws made at 189. He has scored 675 points this season and has scored 2,030 career points for fourth in Wyoming history and fifth in MW history. He is two points away from passing Marvelle Harris for fourth in conference history.

A defensive threat, James added a league best 1.5 steals per game. He grabbed 7.5 defensive rebounds per game to rank second in the Mountain West and No. 20 in the nation.

The Pokes return to action on Wednesday as the tenth seed heading in to the Mountain West Championship in Las Vegas against seventh seed New Mexico for a 2:30 p.m. MT start.

Superlatives
Player of the Year: Sam Merrill, Jr., G, Utah State
Defensive Player of the Year: Neemias Queta, Fr., C, Utah State
Newcomer of the Year: Braxton Huggins, R-Sr., G, Fresno State
Sixth Man of the Year: Jazz Johnson, Jr., G, Nevada
Freshman of the Year: Neemias Queta, Fr., C, Utah State
Steve Fisher Coach of the Year: Craig Smith, Utah State

First-Team
Sam Merrill, Jr., G, Utah State
Jordan Caroline, Sr., G/F, Nevada
Caleb Martin, Sr., F, Nevada
Nico Carvacho, RS-Jr., F/C, Colorado State
Deshon Taylor, Sr., G, Fresno State

Second-Team
Jalen McDaniels, RS-So., F, San Diego State
Justin James, Sr., G, Wyoming
Braxton Huggins, RS-Sr., G, Fresno State
Neemias Queta, Fr., C, Utah State
Devin Watson, Sr., G, San Diego State

Third-Team
Cody Martin, Sr., F, Nevada
Lavelle Scottie, Jr., F, Air Force
Justinian Jessup, Jr., G, Boise State
Kris Clyburn, Sr., G, UNLV
Anthony Mathis, Sr., G, New Mexico

Men’s Honorable Mention selections
Ryan Swan, Jr., F, Air Force
Derrick Alston, R-So., G, Boise State
J.D. Paige, R-Sr., G, Colorado State
Nate Grimes, Fr., F, Fresno State

All-Defense Team
Neemias Queta, Fr., C Utah State
Cody Martin, Sr., F, Nevada
Deshon Taylor, So., G, Fresno Stae
Jordan Caroline, Sr., F, Nevada
Jeremy Hemsley, Sr., G, San Diego State