NCAA Basketball: Air Force's Michael Lyons Named Conference Co-Player Of The Week

LAS VEGAS NV - FEBRUARY 15: Brice Massamba #12 of the UNLV Rebels goes to the basket against Taylor Broekhuis #34 and Michael Lyons #14 of the Air Force Falcons during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center February 15 2011 in Las Vegas Nevada. UNLV won 49-42. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Air Force junior guard Michael Lyons averaged 22 points and eight rebounds per game last weekend.

Air Force's Michael Lyons was pegged as a potential breakout star in the Mountain West heading into the 2011-2012 season. As a sophomore, the 6'6 swingman led Air Force in scoring (13.7 points per game) and shot an impressive 49.7 percent from the field. If Lyons' opening weekend is any indication, he's poised for a big junior campaign.

Lyons was a key cog in Air Force's championship run at the inaugural All-Military Classic last week. In the season opener, Lyons finished with 24 points and nine rebounds to help lift the Falcons to a 87-71 victory over Army. The next day, Lyons put up 20 points and seven boards in a 75-65 win versus the Keydets. It was good enough to earn Lyons Co-Player Of The Week honors in the Mountain West.

Next up for Air Force is a Friday date with Western State. Lyons split the honor with San Diego State junior guard Chase Tapley.

For more from around the Mountain West, visit Mountain West Connection.

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