Clark Clifford, UVU Athletics
Utah Valley graduate forward Connor MacDougall (center) drives to the basket against Sam Houston State on Saturday night at the UCCU Center. MacDougall was named the WAC men's basketball player of the week for his performance in a pair of UVU home wins last week.

Utah Valley graduate forward Connor MacDougall has been named the Western Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 17-23. It marks the first WAC honor of MacDougall's career.

MacDougall, from Tempe, Arizona, helped lead the Wolverines to a perfect 2-0 record last week with wins over Idaho State and Sam Houston State. The two wins extended UVU's home win streak to 20 games — the third-best mark in the nation.

The graduate forward scored a career-high 28 points and pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds in an 88-77 win over Idaho State. He scored his 28 points on a perfect night from the field as he connected on 12-of-12 shots from the field. The 12-for-12 outing is the best shooting performance in UVU history. He also knocked down 4-of-5 shots from the charity stripe.

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MacDougall also scored 13 points with six rebounds and a career-high four assists in an 85-79 win over Sam Houston State. He knocked down 5-of-6 shots from the field and connected on 3-of-5 shots from the free-throw line.

During his two games last week, MacDougall averaged 20.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals per game. He made 17-of-18 shots from the field for an impressive 94.4 percent clip. He also made 7-of-10 free throws on the week.

Utah Valley continues play on Dec. 29, at Fresno State. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. MT.