(Editor’s note: Big Sky Conference press release)
OGDEN, UT – A sharp-shooting week that led Montana to a pair of wins has landed junior guard Sayeed Pridgett Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Ready Nutrition Player of the Week honors for the second time this season.
In wins over Idaho and Eastern Washington, Pridgett averaged 20 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game to pace the Griz to a 10-2 conference record and first place in the Big Sky standings. The Oakland, Calif. native shot a sizzling 84.2 percent from the field on 16-of-19 shooting as Montana stretched its win streak to seven games.
Pridgett opened the week with a team-high 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting in Montana’s 100-59 win over Idaho. The 41-point victory was the team’s largest since November of 2010 and its largest margin of victory in Big Sky play since the 1996-97 season. He also added four rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes of action.
On Saturday, Pridgett led the Griz with 19 points and nine rebounds on 8-of-10 shooting including 2-of-2 from long range.
Pridgett is currently third in the Big Sky with a 58.3 shooting percentage and comes in fifth with 1.4 steals per game.
He earned his first Big Sky Player of the Week nod back on Jan. 15.
Other Nominees: Jordan Davis, Northern Colorado; Jacob Davison, Eastern Washington; Balint Mocsan, Idaho State; Cody John, Weber State; Dre Marin, Southern Utah; Marcus Graves, Sacramento State
2018-19 #BigSkyMBB Ready Nutrition Player of the Week
Feb. 12 – Sayeed Pridgett, Montana
Feb. 5 – Jacob Davison, Eastern Washington
Jan. 29 – Jamar Akoh, Montana
Jan. 22 – Jerrick Harding, Weber State
Jan. 15 – Sayeed Pridgett, Montana
Jan. 8 – Jordan Davis, Northern Colorado
Jan. 2 – Jordan Davis, Northern Colorado
Dec. 26 – Jerrick Harding, Weber State
Dec. 18 – Cameron Oluyitan, Southern Utah
Dec. 11 – Harald Frey, Montana State
Dec. 4 – Jordan Davis, Northern Colorado
Nov. 27 – Marcus Graves, Sacramento State
Nov. 20 – Jerrick Harding, Weber State
Nov. 13 – Cameron Oluyitan, Southern Utah