Josh Adams, the senior guard from Parker, Colorado, was named the Mountain West’s Player of the Year by the media on Sunday. Adams, the lone senior on the Cowboys basketball team, tallied seven of the 11 first place votes to win the award. Adams earned 160 points to land him at the top of the Mountain West all-conference honors as well. His teammate, Jason McManamen, was named honorable mention all-conference. Marvelle Harris from Fresno State finished second in MVP voting, as well as all-conference voting.
San Diego State, despite winning the regular season title outright, did not have a player on the 1st team all-conference.
During his senior season Adams averaged 24.9 points per game which was tops in the Mountain West and third in the NCAA this season. Adams also scored 30 or more points nine times this season. Last week Adams broke Wyoming’s single season points record with 722, passing Flynn Robinson on the list. Adams shot the lights out from behind the arc as well, hitting 94 three pointers, which is second most in Wyoming school history in a season. If his scoring wasn’t enough, Adams also averages 5.6 rebounds per game, 4.2 assists per game, and 1.5 steals per game.
In Adams’s career at UW he’s been best known for his highlight reel dunks that have been featured on the SportsCenter Top 10 numerous times. He was also named the 2014-15 Mountain West Tournament MVP after the Cowboys defeated San Diego State in the championship game. Maybe one of Adams’s finest nights as a Cowboy came this season where he rattled off 38 points to lead the Cowboys to their first win at The Pit in Albuquerque since 2003. Adams has also helped the Cowboys defeat Colorado State in five straight contests.
Wyoming will begin play in the Mountain West tournament on Wednesday when they face off with Utah State at noon in Las Vegas.