Feb. 6, 2017
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Boise State sophomore guard Paris Austin was named Mountain West Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. Austin averaged 20.5 points per game last week, leading the Broncos to wins against Colorado State and Utah State.
The sophomore poured in a career-high 25 points Tuesday, at Colorado State, including 19 in the second half. Austin was 7-for-10 from the floor and 10-for-10 from the free throw line. All 10 of his free throws came in the second half, six in the final 26 seconds to close out the 79-76 win.
Against Utah State, Austin scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half. He was 6-for-9 from the field and dished out a game-high four assists.
Austin shot 68.4 percent from the field and 77.8 percent from the free throw line across the two games. He also averaged three assists and two rebounds per game for the week. His 10-for-10 performance at the charity stripe Tuesday, marked the ninth time in program history a Bronco has shot 100 percent from the free throw line with at least 10 attempts.
It is the first weekly award of Austin's career. He is the second Bronco to earn the honor this season (Chandler Hutchison; Jan. 2), and the sixth different Bronco to take home the award since Boise State joined the Mountain West.
The first-place Broncos (15-7, 8-3 MW) do not play a mid-week game this week, and return to action Saturday, at home against Air Force (10-13, 3-7 MW) at 4 p.m. MT.