(Editor’s note: Story by Big Sky Conference)
OGDEN, Utah – After carrying league-leading Montana to a pair of road wins over Weber State and Idaho State, junior guard Sayeed Pridgett earned his second-straight and third overall Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Ready Nutrition Player of the Week honor.
Pridgett continued his hot shooting with a 66.7 percent clip (22-of-33) on the week en route to averaging 25.5 points per game. The Oakland, Calif. native averaged a double-double in two games with 11.5 rebounds in addition to 3.5 assists per game.
Pridgett opened the week with a career-high 29 points and 16 rebounds on 11-of-18 from the floor to lead Montana to an 83-80 win over Weber State. He connected on three attempts from behind the arc as well as going 4-of-4 from the charity stripe. He also dished out a pair of assists and added one steal in 36 minutes of play.
Pridgett scored nine of Montana’s first 11 points as the Griz began the game on a 13-4 run against Weber State. Leading by one in the final seconds, his layup with 32 seconds left was the game-winning basket for the Griz.
In an 80-68 win over Idaho State on Saturday, Pridgett shot 11-of-15 from the field for 22 points while adding seven boards and a career-high five assists.
Pridgett is the third Big Sky player to earn three weekly honors this season joining Northern Colorado’s Jordan Davis and Weber State’s Jerrick Harding.
Other Nominees: Holland Woods, Portland State; Jerrick Harding, Weber State; Mason Peatling, Eastern Washington; Marcus Graves, Sacramento State
2018-19 #BigSkyMBB Ready Nutrition Player of the Week
Feb. 19 – Sayeed Pridgett, Montana
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