WSU's Richardson nets weekly Big Sky honor

Monday , December 24, 2012 - 2:26 PM


OGDEN — The Big Sky Conference has selected Weber State’s Jordan Richardson as its men’s basketball player of the week for games played Dec. 17-23. Richardson and Montana’s Mathias Ward, who both led their teams to two conference road wins, have been selected as the co-players of the week.

Richardson, a 6-1 junior guard from Lewisville, Texas, averaged 14.5 points, four assists, two rebounds and a steal in road wins over Eastern Washington and Portland State. Richardson shot 70 percent from 3-point range (7-of-10) and 60 percent overall from the floor.

Richardson leads the Big Sky in 3-point field-goal percentage at 55.9 percent. He also leads in assist to turnover ratio at 3.2.

Ward, a 6-7 senior forward from Gig Harbor, Wash., averaged 14 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists as the Grizzlies earned road wins over Northern Arizona and Sacramento State.

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