Big Sky Conference

Idaho’s Brayon Blake earned Big Sky weekly award


OGDEN, Utah (January 22, 2018) – After averaging a double-double in an undefeated weekend on the road, Idaho senior forward Brayon Blake has been named the Big Sky Conference Ready Nutrition Player of the Week.
Blake averaged 24.0 points and 10.5 rebounds to lead the Vandals to wins over Southern Utah and Northern Arizona and remain in a tie for second place in the league standings at 5-2.
The Seattle, Wash., native posted his sixth double-double of the season Thursday to open the week at Southern Utah with 23 points and 12 rebounds in the 80-76 victory over the Thunderbirds.

Blake followed up that performance with his second-highest scoring output of the season with 25 points while adding nine boards in the 84-80 triumph over NAU on Saturday.

In two games, Blake posted a 54.8 shooting percentage (17-of-31) while going 44.4 percent (4-of-9) from behind the arc and 76.9 percent (10-of-13) from the free-throw line.

Other Nominees: Bobby Moorehead, Montana; Novak Topalovic, Idaho State; Brandon Better, Southern Utah; Deontae North, Portland State; Andre Spight, Northern Colorado; Izayah Mauriohooho-Le’afa, Sacramento State; Bogdan Bliznyuk, Eastern Washington; Jerrick Harding, Weber State

2017-18 Big Sky Conference Players of the Week
Nov. 14 – Geno Crandall, North Dakota
Nov. 21 – Bryce Canda, Portland State
Nov. 28 – Deontae North, Portland State
Dec. 5 – Tyler Hall, Montana State
Dec. 12 – Holland Woods, Portland State
Dec. 19 – Bogdan Bliznyuk, Eastern Washington
Dec. 26 – Andre Spight, Northern Colorado
Jan. 2 – Justin Strings, Sacramento State
Jan. 8 – Jamar Akoh, Montana
Jan. 15 – Michael Oguine, Montana
Jan. 22 – Brayon Blake, Idaho


About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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