Mid-major Player of the Week – Morris Udeze
In what was a close race this week between Foster Loyer, Rayquawndis Mitchell, and Morris Udeze. The winner this week goes to Udeze. It was hard to overlook what the big man did for the Lobos this week. Even though New Mexico didn’t have much in the way of competition the big man went off. The 33-point and 14-rebound game was the fourth one in New Mexico history.
The Lobos are now receiving votes in the AP poll and head coach Richard Pitino looks to have a top-tier Mountain West team. The Lobos already had a good core of their players returning from last season but went and bulked up the roster by getting Udeze. Udeze has never been a player who has been known for being an offensive star. He has always been a fantastic defensive player and whatever offense you got was a huge plus. Udeze has averaged double figures over the last two years but this was by far the best week of his career and it happened on arguably the best team he has ever played on.
New Mexico looks like they are going to be a factor in the Mountain West race and Udeze is getting a lot of touches in the Lobo offense. He has always shot at a high percentage from the floor and this year is no different. The most impressive thing about the 33-point and 14-rebound performance was that Udeze didn’t make a single three-point shot. All of his points came either in the paint or at the free throw line. It was an unbelievable performance for an experienced player who has the trust of his coach. New Mexico is good and Udeze has been dominating the competition this year. Congratulations to Udeze and the New Mexico Lobos program.