WAC Player of the Week
DENVER – Utah State forward Stephen DuCharme has been named the Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball player of the week for November 19-25. This is the first career WAC Player of the Week honor for the senior.
DuCharme, a senior from Andover, Kan. (Hutchinson CC), helped Utah State record a 2-1 record last week and finish in third-place at the 2007 South Padre Island Invitational with wins against Austin Peay (71-68) and Iowa (75-62) and a loss to Vanderbilt (77-56). DuCharme began the week by scoring 10 points and adding four rebounds against Austin Peay. He then scored 20 points to go along with six rebounds against Vanderbilt, followed by 20 points and three rebounds against Iowa. During the two-day tournament in South Padre Island, Texas, he was named to the all-tournament team, averaging 20.0 points and 4.5 rebounds, while shooting 64.3 percent from the field (18-for-28). Overall, DuCharme averaged 16.7 points and 4.3 rebounds during the week, while shooting 64.7 percent from the field (22-for-34), 50.0 percent from three-point range (1-for-2) and 83.3 percent from the free throw line (5-for-6).
The other nominations were senior forward Tyler Tiedeman, Boise State; senior forward Hector Hernandez, Fresno State; sophomore guard Kyle Gibson, Louisiana Tech and sophomore guard Jonathon Gibson, New Mexico State.