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Three Nevada players receive All-Mountain West honors from media members

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Jalen Harris was selected to the All-Mountain West first team by Mountain West media members Monday
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Three players from the Nevada men’s basketball team earned All-Mountain West honors from the Mountain West media Monday.

Media members were asked to tally votes based on the players’ conference-play performances only. Jalen Harris (first-team All-MWC), Jazz Johnson (third-team All-MWC) and Lindsey Drew (All-MWC Honorable Mention) were the three Pack players awarded All-MWC selections. Nisre Zouzoua was selected by the media as the Mountain West Sixth Man of the Year, receiving eight of the 11 possible votes.

Harris posted a conference-best 25.3 points in 18 conference games. His 456 total points in MW play were the second-most in Mountain West history. The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 5.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game in MW action — ranking within the Top-15 in the conference in scoring, rebounds and assists. He was the only Mountain West player to tally at least 25 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in MW play.

Harris received just two of the 11 votes for the Mountain West Player of the Year, which was awarded to San Diego State’s Malachi Flynn. Flynn — in his first season of eligibility with SDSU after transferring from Washington State — received nine of the 11 votes for Newcomer of the Year, with the remaining two going to Harris.

Johnson, who underwent a significant role change this season, averaged 15 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 16 Mountain West games. The 5-foot-10 sharpshooter — who missed two games due to right shoulder soreness — finished ninth in scoring, fifth in 3-pointers (47), fourth in 3-pointers made per game (2.9) and fourth in 3-point percentage (.398) in conference play.

Drew, who missed all of last season due to multiple injuries, averaged 10 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists in MW play. He was the only guard to tally 10 points, seven rebounds, four assists and 1.5 steals in conference action, doing so in his senior campaign.

Zouzoua became the second consecutive Wolf Pack member to receive Sixth Man of the Year — an honor given to Johnson last year. Zouzoua averaged 10.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game, canning 43.4 percent of his shots and 40.8 percent of his shots from beyond the arc in MW Play.

Here are all the Mountain West awards selected by the media members.

ALL-MW FIRST TEAM

Malachi Flynn, San Diego State (163 points)

Jalen Harris, Nevada (156)

Sam Merrill, Utah State (141)

Bryce Hamilton, UNLV (129)

Justinian Jessup, Boise State (99)

ALL-MW SECOND TEAM

Nico Carvacho, Colorado State (94)

Matt Mitchell, San Diego State (87)

Derrick Alston Jr., Boise State (79)

Neemias Queta, Utah State (77)

Justin Bean, Utah State (63)

ALL-MW THIRD TEAM

Jazz Johnson, Nevada (47)

Yanni Wetzel, San Diego State (41)

Lavelle Scottie, Air Force (32)

Seneca Knight, San Jose State (25)

(tie) Nate Grimes, Fresno State (19)

(tie) Hunter Maldonado, Wyoming (19)

ALL-MW HONORABLE MENTION

Isaiah Stevens, Colorado State (14); JaQuan Lyle, New Mexico (12); K.J. Feagin, San Diego State (6); David Roddy, Colorado State (6); Amauri Hardy, UNLV (5); Lindsey Drew, Nevada (4); Orlando Robinson, Fresno State (2).

MOUNTAIN WEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

Malachi Flynn, San Diego State (9)

Others receiving votes: Jalen Harris, Nevada (2)

COACH OF THE YEAR:

Brian Dutcher, San Diego State (11)

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

Neemias Queta, Utah State (6)

Others receiving votes: K.J. Feagin, San Diego State (2); Malachi Flynn, San Diego State (2); Justin Bean, Utah State (1)

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:

Malachi Flynn, San Diego State (9)

Others receiving votes: Jalen Harris, Nevada (2)

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR:

Isaiah Stevens, Colorado State (9)

Others receiving votes: Orlando Robinson, Fresno State (1); David Roddy, Colorado State (1)

6TH MAN OF THE YEAR:

Nisré Zouzoua, Nevada (8)

Others receiving votes: Diogo Brito, Utah State (1); Alex Hobbs, Boise State (1); Elijah Mitrou-Long, UNLV (1).