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MWCConnection Top-10 Players

We rank the best players in the conference on the final day of Tip-Off Week.

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On the final day of our Tip-Off Week coverage, we are ending off the week with a ranking of our top-10 players in the conference.

Our team was tasked with ranking the 10 best players in the conference. They filled out our form, ranking players one through 10. Each ranking has a certain amount of points assigned to them. We compiled the number of points each player had and we ranked them based on how many votes they had in our voters’ polls.

Here are our rankings for top-10 players in the Mountain West:

1. Guard Grant Sherfield (Nevada)

  • 2020-21 Stats: 18.6 PPG, 6.1 AST, 3.7 REB, 43.3% FG, 36.7% 3-PT FG

T-2. Guard Isaiah Stevens (Colorado State)

  • 2020-21 Stats: 15.3 PPG, 5.4 AST, 4.3 REB, 46.5% FG, 42.7% 3-PT FG

T-2. Forward David Roddy (Colorado State)

  • 2020-21 Stats: 15.9 PPG, 9.4 REB, 2.6 AST, 51.2% FG

T-2. Guard Bryce Hamilton (UNLV)

  • 2020-21 Stats: 17.9 PPG, 6.0 REB, 3.0 AST, 43% FG

5. Forward Orlando Robinson (Fresno State)

  • 2020-21 Stats: 14.6 PPG, 9.2 REB, 2.1 AST, 44.3% FG

6. Guard Desmond Cambridge (Nevada)

  • 2020-21 Stats: 16.3 PPG, 4.5 REB, 2.4 AST, 40.9% FG, 34.8% 3-PT FG

7. Forward Justin Bean (Utah State)

  • 2020-21 Stats: 11.4 PPG, 7.7 REB, 1.9 AST, 51.8% FG

8. Guard Matt Bradley (San Diego State)

  • 2020-21 Stats: 18.0 PPG, 4.6 REB, 1.7 AST, 45.5% FG, 36.4% 3-PT FG

9 Guard Abu Kigab (Boise State)

  • 2020-21 Stats: 11.8 PPG, 5.4 REB, 2.0 AST, 46.7% FG

10 Guard Deon Stroud (Fresno State)

  • 2020-21 Stats: 12.2 PPG, 3.7 REB, 48.2% FG, 35.7% 3-PT FG

Team Breakdown

Two Selections: Colorado State, Nevada, Fresno State, San Diego State, and Boise State

One Selection: UNLV and Utah State

Notes:

  • Grant Sherfield was a unanimous selection as the top player in the conference.
  • Stevens, Roddy, and Hamilton all received the same amount of points and were all tied for second place on the top-10 list.
  • The top-nine players on the list were all unanimous selections to make the top-10 list on every voter’s ballot.
  • Mensha, Stroud, and Shaver all received the same amount of votes for 10th place, thus they were all selected in that spot.

Disclaimer: There are a lot of great players in the conference and only so many spots. Arguments can be made for many guys to be mentioned or on one of these spots. There will always be snubs. Always. The goal is that every player on this list is deserving, even if not every deserving player ended up making the list.

In case you missed any of our Tip-Off Week coverage, here are the links to the other post:

Monday: Predicted Order of Finish

Tuesday: All-MWC Preseason Team

Wednesday: Preseason Awards

Let us know your thoughts on our team in the comments section or on social media. Were there any players who you felt got snubbed? Are there any players who could be a top-10 caliber player by the end of the season?