Hackett named MWC Co-Player of the Week
Jan. 8, 2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - TCU junior Brent Hackett was named Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Co-Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Hackett is the first Horned Frog since Corey Santee in December of 2001 to win a weekly award from a league office.
A 6-foot-2 guard from Fort Worth, Hackett led TCU to a pair of victories to open conference play. In a 64-52 home win over New Mexico last Wednesday, Hackett scored a game-high 20 points, one shy of his career high, and added a career-best seven rebounds. He shot 60 percent from the field (6-for-10), including a 4-for-7 mark from 3-point range, while also dishing out four assists.
At Utah, Hackett dropped in 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting, while grabbing two rebounds and tallying two assists. He hit five of eight 3-pointers to help the Horned Frogs to their first-ever road win in MWC league play. In addition, he helped TCU to a 2-0 start in league for just the second time in the past nine seasons.
On the week, Hackett averaged 20.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. He shot 57.1 percent from the field (12-for-21), including 9-for-15 (60 percent) from long range. Prior to this week, Hackett had just one 20-point scoring night in 74 career games.
Hackett shared the honor with Colorado State junior Jason Smith. Smith, a 7-foot center from Kersey, Colo., averaged 23.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 blocked shots per game, while shooting 76.9 percent (20-for-26) from the field.