Cowboy James Claims All-MW 1st Team in Coaches Voting
Cowboys junior guard Justin James was selected First Team All-Mountain West in the voting by Mountain West coaches.
Wyoming senior forward Hayden Dalton was selected to the second team, and senior foward Alan Herndon was selected as a member of the All-Defensive team.
James, a native of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., averaged 19.1 points per game during the entire season, third in the MW, and was second in conference games at 20.8 points per game. He scored a career-high 33 points twice with once at Nevada and the other at San Jose State. James scored 20 or more points in 14 games this season and also added six double-doubles.
Dalton, a native of Parker, Colo., ranked in the top-10 in the league in 17 statistical categories. He finished the regular season averaging 18.1 points per game for fourth in the MW. Dalton added a team-high 8.0 rebounds for fifth in the conference. He recorded eight double-doubles on the season for sixth in the league. Dalton scored a career-high 36 points against San Diego State in the conference opener and recorded a career-high six three pointers against San Jose State on Feb. 17. He was sixth in the conference with 82 three pointers.
Herndon, a native of Colorado Springs, Colo., led the MW in blocks during the regular season with 69, which ranked No. 24 in the NCAA. He also led the league in blocks per game at 2.2 per game for No. 28 in the nation. He is the MW’s active leader in career blocks with 181, which ranks No. 15 amongst active NCAA players. Herndon also added 26 steals and grabbed 4.9 defensive rebounds per game for No. 10 in the conference.