UNLV forward Brandon McCoy was named Mountain West Freshman of the Year by the league media on Sunday.
McCoy also represented the Rebels on the second team with junior forward Shakur Juiston. UNLV senior guard Jordan Johnson was an honorable mention selection.
The media voted for performances based on conference play, and the 7-foot McCoy averaged 15.4 points and 9.6 rebounds in league games. Juiston averaged 13.9 points and 9.4 rebounds, and Johnson had 14.8 points and 5.4 assists per game.
The other major award winners were Boise State senior guard Chandler Hutchison for player of the year, UNR’s Eric Musselman for top coach, Wyoming senior guard Louis Adams for top sixth man, UNR junior forward Caleb Martin for best newcomer and Wyoming senior forward Alan Herndon for best defensive player.
Hutchison averaged 21.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists against conference opponents.
Musselman led No. 21 UNR (26-6, 15-3 MW) to the league regular-season championship, and the top-seeded Wolf Pack will play at noon Thursday in the Mountain West tournament against either No. 8 UNLV (19-12, 8-10) or No. 9 Air Force (12-18, 6-12). The Rebels meet the Falcons at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Media All-Mountain West team
Chandler Hutchison, Boise State
Caleb Martin, UNR
Jordan Caroline, UNR
Justin James, Wyoming
Hayden Dalton, Wyoming
Deshon Taylor, Fresno State
Brandon McCoy, UNLV
Cody Martin, UNR
Sam Merrill, Utah State
Shakur Juiston, UNLV
Koby McEwen, Utah State
Jalen McDaniels, San Diego State
Anthony Mathis, New Mexico
Kendall Stephens, UNR
Ryan Welage, San Jose State
Antino Jackson, New Mexico; Nico Carvacho, Colorado State; Trevor Lyons, Air Force; Malik Pope, San Diego State; Jordan Johnson, UNLV; Alan Herndon, Wyoming; Bryson Williams, Fresno State; Chris Sengfelder, Boise State; Lexus Williams, Boise State.