The Mountain West announced its 2011 Player of the Year Award on Monday, and to no surprise BYU Cougars guard Jimmer Fredette took the prize home. Fredette led the Cougars to a 28-3 overall record and averaged team-highs with 27.9 points and 4.3 assists. He also made the All-Mountain West First Team.
Colorado St. Rams sophomore forward Pierce Hornung won the conference's Sixth Man of the Year Award. He appeared in all 30 games and averaged 4.3 points and 4.5 rebounds. He added 17 blocks and 33 steals.
Hornung's teammate, Andy Ogide, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound senior forward, made the All-Mountain West First Team. He averaged 17.0 points and 7.6 points over the season. Travis Franklin (12.3 points, 4.6 rebounds) was an Honorable Mention selection. The Rams finished 19-11 and are a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament.
The Air Force Falcons hoped that Derek Brooks would have won the Sixth Man of the Year Award, but settled for sophomore guard Michael Lyons making All-Mountain West Third Team. Tom Fow and Evan Washington were Honorable Mention choices.