Written By: WAC Media Relations
DENVER, CO - NM State junior guard Braxton Huggins has been named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 2-8. This is his first WAC Player of the Week honor of his career.
The Bakersfield, Calif., native averaged 29.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game as the Aggies went 2-0 on the road to open WAC play and extend their winning streak to 13 games. Huggins shot 55.9 percent from the floor, 52.4 percent from beyond the arc and 90 percent from the free throw line on the week. He opened the week by leading NM State to a 77-64 victory over UMKC with a career-high 31 points 10-of-18 shooting, including 6-of-10 shooting from downtown, to go with four rebounds, one assist and one block. Huggins followed it up on Saturday at Chicago State with a game-high 27 points, three assists and two rebounds. He committed just one turnover in 58 minutes of action on the week and has now scored 24 or more points in four of the last six games. Huggins, who entered the week averaging 13.9 points per game, now ranks seventh in the WAC in scoring (15.7), second in three-point shooting (48.6), third in three-pointers per game (3.12) and fourth in free throw shooting (84.2).