MISSOULA -- For the third straight week, the Montana men's basketball team had a player haul in some weekly hardware.
True freshman Derrick Carter-Hollinger was named the Big Sky Conference player of the week, the league office announced on Tuesday. The win was Carter-Hollinger's first of his Grizzly career.
Carter-Hollinger had a career day last Thursday against Eastern Washington. He came off of the bench and scored 20 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked four shots as Montana blew past EWU 90-63.
Then on Monday, Carter-Hollinger scored 13 points, again off the bench, grabbed four rebounds and blocked two more shots as Montana defeated Portland State 85-70 in Missoula. The two wins moved the Grizzlies to 5-1 in league play.
Carter-Hollinger was 15 for 19 from the field in those two games.
On the season, Carter-Hollinger is averaging 21 minutes, 7.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. He is shooting at a 62.1 percent clip from the field. According to Montana sports information, its the first time since 2012-13 that three different players from the same team have been recognized in consecutive weeks. Senior Sayeed Pridgett won two weeks ago while senior Kendal Manuel was the Big Sky's choice last week.
Montana hosts Idaho on Saturday in its next contest.