OGDEN -- Weber State men's basketball senior Scott Bamforth has been named the Big Sky Conference co-player of the week, the league announced Monday. He earned the honor after leading Weber State to two conference victories last week. He was also named the Weber State student-athlete of the week.
Bamforth, a 6-foot-2 senior guard from Albuquerque, N.M., averaged 20.5 points, three assists, 2.5 steals and 1.5 rebounds per game as the Wildcats earned conference wins over Northern Colorado and North Dakota. He was 10-of-15 from 3-point range and 15-of-25 from the floor in the two games.
He scored a season-high 22 points, hitting 5-of-7 3-pointers with three steals and two assists in just 22 minutes in a 79-54 win over Northern Colorado on Thursday. He followed that up with 19 points, hitting 5-of-8 from 3-point range with four assists, two steals and two rebounds in 26 minutes of action in a 95-63 win over North Dakota on Saturday.
On the season Bamforth is averaging 12.8 points per game and
shooting 44 percent from three-point range, fifth best in the Big Sky. He
currently ranks fourth in Weber State history in career three-pointers with
184. He also needs just 18 more points to become the 27th player in WSU
history to reach 1,000 career points.
This is Bamforth's second career Big Sky Player of the Week honor and he is the fourth different Weber State player to earn the award this season. He shares this week's honor with Southern Utah's Damon Heuir.
Weber State has won five straight and eight of the last nine games and is now 4-0 in Big Sky play. The Wildcats play at Southern Utah Thursday in Cedar City.