Las Vegas – UNLV freshman Anthony Bennett has been named the Mountain West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games through December 9th. This is the first MW weekly award for Bennett and also the Runnin’ Rebels’ first of the season.

Bennett, led No. 20/17 UNLV to a 2-0 record on the road last week with wins at Portland and at California. For the week, Bennett averaged 21.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game while shooting 53.6 percent (15-of-28) from the field and 63.2 percent (12-of-19) from the free throw line.