No. 3: Tre’Von Willis, UNLV
17.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists.
Willis is an explosive offensive player. He started conference play on a blistering pace, but has slowed down a bit. He scored just nine points at Air Force, breaking a streak of 14 consecutive games in which he had reached double figures.
Willis scored at least ten in every game this year but four. He’s topped 30 points three times and 20 points ten times.
Willis also ranks in the top 10 in the MWC in field goal percentage, free throw percentage, assists, steals, assist to turnover ratio, minutes played, and plays elite level on-the-ball defense.
No. 2: Darington Hobson, New Mexico
15.7 points, 9 rebounds, 4.5 assists.
Hobson seemingly came from nowhere to lead the Lobos to the regular season MWC Championship and an incredible season overall. He’s versatile, athletic, long, and quick.
He can shoot, pass, rebound, and defend. He has the ability to dominate the game at both ends more than any other player on this list. When he is at his best, he’s the best player in the conference.
The only thing keeping Hobson out of the top spot is a lack of consistency. He has had a handful of subpar games, and his turnover numbers are a little high.
Regardless, Hobson is an electrifying talent and deserves strong consideration for MWC Player of the Year.
No.1: Jimmer Fredette, BYU
21.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.9 assists.
Fredette is one of the most productive and efficient offensive players in the nation. His stroke is deadly. He’s adept at penetration and is a tremendous finisher when he gets to the rim.
He has struggled with some injuries and illnesses. It was downright puzzling to see him sitting on the bench and walking around during timeouts during the loss to New Mexico, but somehow unable to play.
However, based on the show he's put on throughout the season, he deserves the benefit of the doubt. He’s been the driving force behind the Cougar offensive machine and doesn’t have as much help and talent around him as Hobson.
Based on his overall productivity from November to March, he’s earned a spot at the top of this list.