For the second time this season, Nevada Wolf Pack guard Grant Sherfield earned Mountain West player of the week honors, the conference announced Monday morning.
.@NevadaHoops' @gsherfield5 nearly averaged a double-double last week with 23 points and 9 assists per game!— Mountain West (@MountainWest) February 21, 2022
He shot 60% from the floor in the Pack's two wins over San José State.#AtThePeak | #MWMBB | #BattleBorn pic.twitter.com/MpDsynTtZw
Sherfield nearly averaged a double-double in Nevada’s two-game sweep over San Jose State last week, averaging 23.0 points and 9.0 assists in 33.5 minutes per game. He recorded his fourth double-double of the season on Thursday, tallying 25 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and a steal in its demonstrative 90-60 thrashing over the Spartans.
Over that two-game stretch, he shot 60.0 percent from the floor 75.0 percent from beyond the arc — connecting on three of his four long-ball attempts — and 87.5 percent (7-for-8) from the charity stripe. Sherfield, listed at 6-foot-2, averaged 4.5 boards as well.
In four games since returning from a foot infection, he has strung together three 20-point performances, posting 20.3 points on 49.1/46.2/87.5 shooting splits over that stretch, in addition to 4.0 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 0.5 steals. He has 12 20-point outings this season, including a career-high 31 points (his only 30-point performances) on 11-of-17 shooting (3-6 3PT) set on Nov. 23 against George Mason.
The Pack, who are 12-13 (6-8 MWC) and in the midst of a three-game win streak after dropping their previous six games, host instrastate rival UNLV — who’s won five of their last seven, including a two-game sweep over highly-regarded MWC foe Colorado State (by a combined 35 points) — on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 8:00 p.m. PST on CBS Sports Network.