Clark Clifford, UVU Athetlics
Utah Valley sophomore center Richard Harward (right-center) drives to the basket against Seattle U on Saturday at the UCCU Center. Harward recorded a career-high 12 points with a career-high 15 rebounds in a comeback victory over the Redhawks, helping him earn WAC Player of the Week honors.

Utah Valley sophomore center Richard Harward was named the Western Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 7-13. This is his first WAC Player of the Week honor.

The Orem, Utah native had a career night as Utah Valley overcame a 20-point second half deficit to defeat Seattle U on Saturday. Harward had a career-high 13 points, including seven in the second half comeback, to go along with a career-high 15 rebounds in a career-high 24 minutes of play. His previous career highs were four points, six rebounds and 10 minutes. He had a perfect night from the field, knocking down 4-of-4 shots, which were also career highs in both field goals made and attempted. Harward connected on 4-of-6 shots from the charity stripe, also career highs, and he dished out a career-high two assists and blocked one shot.

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Other nominees included: California Baptist's Jordan Heading who averaged 23.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists as the Lancers went 1-1 on the week; Rickey Holden of CSU Bakersfield who averaged 17.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists as the 'Runners went 1-1 on the week; Grand Canyon's Damari Milstead who averaged 19.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steal as the Lopes went 1-1 on the week; Brandon McKissic of Kansas City who finished with 17 points on 70 percent shooting, five rebounds, four steals and two assists in a win over California Baptist; NM State's Terrell Brown who averaged 17.0 points on 53.3 percent shooting, 5.5 rebounds and 1.0 steal as the Aggies went 2-0 on the week; and Terry Winn III of UT Rio Grande Valley who averaged 19.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 steal on the week.