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Boise State’s James Webb III a first-team all-Mountain West pick in media vote

Wyoming’s Josh Adams, seen here last year at the Mountain West Tournament in Las Vegas against Boise State, was selected the 2015-16 Player of the Year by the conference’s media.
Wyoming’s Josh Adams, seen here last year at the Mountain West Tournament in Las Vegas against Boise State, was selected the 2015-16 Player of the Year by the conference’s media.

The conference’s player of the year plays for a team that finished three games below .500, and the most dominant team did not have a first-team member. It was just that kind of season in the Mountain West.

On Sunday, Wyoming’s Josh Adams was selected Player of the Year by members of the media who cover the conference. Adams is the No. 4 scorer in college basketball, averaging 24.4 points per game, and adding 5.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.

Boise State junior forward James Webb III (15.8 ppg, 9.2 rpg) was selected to the all-Mountain West first team, senior guard Mikey Thompson was named to the third team and senior guard/forward Anthony Drmic was an honorable mention.

San Diego State coach Steve Fisher was voted Coach of the Year after his team went 22-9 in the regular season, 15-3 in Mountain West play. The balanced Aztecs did not have a first-teamer, but had one on the second team and two on the third team. New Mexico’s Elijah Brown (21.5 ppg), a Butler transfer, was selected Newcomer of the Year, Nevada’s Cameron Oliver was the Freshman of the Year, San Diego State’s Skylar Spencer was the Defensive Player of the Year, and Nevada’s Tyron Criswell was the Sixth Man of the Year.

Media voting for the awards and teams factored in season-long stats. The Mountain West coaches’ poll will be announced Tuesday, but their poll differs in only factoring in conference play.

ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST MEDIA TEAMS

Player of the Year: Josh Adams, Wyoming (7 first-place votes)

Coach of the Year: Steve Fisher, San Diego State (7)

Newcomer of the Year: Elijah Brown, New Mexico (6)

Freshman of the Year: Cameron Oliver, Nevada (7)

Defensive Player of the Year: Skylar Spencer, San Diego State (5)

Sixth Man of the Year: Tyron Criswell, Nevada (5)

First Team

Josh Adams, Wyoming, Sr. – 160 points (7)

Marvelle Harris, Fresno State, Sr. – 156 (4)

James Webb III, Boise State, Jr. – 137

Elijah Brown, New Mexico, So. – 135

Tim Williams, New Mexico, Jr. – 104

Second Team

Marqueze Coleman, Nevada, Sr. – 95

Winston Shepard, San Diego State, Sr. – 80

Patrick McCaw, UNLV, So. – 72

Cameron Oliver, Nevada, Fr. – 61

Antwan Scott, Colorado State, Sr. – 47

Third Team

Jalen Moore, Utah State, Jr. – 44

Chris Smith, Utah State, Sr. – 43

Jeremy Hemsley, San Diego State, Fr. – 40

Trey Kell, San Diego State, So. – 36

Mikey Thompson, Boise State, Sr. – 23

Honorable mention: Hayden Graham, Air Force; Anthony Drmic, Boise State; Emmanuel Omogbo and Tiel Daniels, Colorado State; Skylar Spencer, San Diego State; Cullen Russo, Fresno State; Stephen Zimmerman Jr., UNLV; Jason McManamen, Wyoming.

Others receiving award votes

Player of the Year: Marvelle Harris, Fresno State.

Coach of the Year: Eric Musselman, Nevada; Rodney Terry, Fresno State.

Newcomer of the Year: Tim Williams, New Mexico

Freshman of the Year: Jeremy Hemsley, San Diego State.

Defensive Player of the Year: Cameron Oliver, Nevada; Patrick McCaw, UNLV.

Sixth Man of the Year: Brandon Clarke and Princeton Onwas, San Jose State; Cullen Russo, Fresno State.

BOISE MEDIA VOTE

Player of the year: Marvelle Harris, Fresno State

Coach of the year: Steve Fisher, San Diego State

Newcomer: Elijah Brown, New Mexico

Freshman: Cameron Oliver, Nevada

Sixth man: Princeton Onwas, San Jose State

First team

Marvelle Harris

Elijah Brown

Josh Adams

James Webb III

Winston Shepard

Second team

Tim Williams

Marqueze Coleman

Patrick McCaw

Cameron Oliver

Antwan Scott

Third team

Anthony Drmic

Jalen Moore

Emannuel Omogbo

Trey Kell

Chris Smith

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