Cherry, a 6-foot-1 junior guard from West Oakland, Calif., averaged 22.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3 assists and 4.3 steals per game, leading the Grizzlies to wins over Idaho State, Northern Colorado and Sacramento State. Montana has won eight straight games and is tied for first place with Weber State at 12-1 in the conference standings. During the three games, Cherry shot 57.9 percent from the field, 50 percent from 3-point range, and 81.8 percent from the free-throw line. He also averaged just two turnovers per game.Cherry was simply outstanding against Northern Colorado, and also helped them win two other games this week. His play has helped the Grizzlies win eight straight, and could set up a huge showdown with Weber State in two weeks.
It was the second time he won the award this season.
Other candidates: Parker Kelly (EWU), Kenny McGowen ISU), Gabe Rogers (NAU), Shawn Reid (MSU), Tate Unruh (UNC), Chehales Tapscott (PSU), Damian Lillard (WSU), Joe Eberhard (Sac)
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