Guard Johnnie Bryant was Utah's leading scorer in Mountain West Conference play.
March 6, 2007
Nevill, a native of Perth, Australia, became a full-time starter this season after taking over the second half of last year. Nevil (7-1, 265) was 10th in the MWC in scoring (14.7 ppg), second in rebounding (7.1 rpg), fifth in field goal percentage (56.7) and ninth in blocked shots (1.40 bpg) in conference play. He had four double-doubles against Mountain West foes.
Bryant from Oakland, Calif., is in his second year as a starter in the backcourt. Bryant (6-0, 180) ranked sixth in scoring (16.1 ppg), sixth in 3-point percentage (42.9), third in 3-pointers made (2.81), eighth in assists (3.06) and sixth in assist/turnover ratio (1.44) in league games. He had four 20-point games and scored in double figures 13 times in conference play.
BYU Head Coach Dave Rose captured Coach of the Year honors for the second straight season, while Cougar teammates Keena Young and Jonathan Tavernari were selected as the Player and Freshman of the Year, respectively. UNLV's Joel Anthony was named Defensive Player of the Year.
2006-07 All-Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Team
(Selected by media and head coaches)
First-Team All-Mountain West Keena Young, Sr., F, BYU Brandon Heath, Sr., G, San Diego State Jason Smith, Jr., F, Colorado State Dan Nwaelele, Sr., F, Air Force Wendell White, Sr., G, UNLV
Second-Team All-Mountain West Brandon Ewing, So., G, Wyoming Jacob Burtschi, Sr., F, Air Force Mohamed Abukar, Sr., F, San Diego State Trent Plaisted, So., C, BYU Wink Adams, So., G, UNLV
Third-Team All-Mountain West Kevin Kruger, Sr., G, UNLV Luke Nevill, So., C, Utah Brad Jones, Jr., G, Wyoming Lee Cummard, So., G, BYU Tony Danridge, Jr., G, New Mexico
Honorable Mention Tim Anderson, Jr., G, Air Force Matt McCraw, Sr., G, Air Force Austin Ainge, Sr., G, BYU Cory Lewis, Sr., G, Colorado State Darren Prentice, Jr., G, New Mexico J.R. Giddens, Jr, G, New Mexico Jerome Habel, Jr., F, San Diego State Lorrenzo Wade, So., F, San Diego State Brent Hackett, Jr, G, TCU Kevin Langford, So., F, TCU Johnnie Bryant, Jr., G, Utah