LAS CRUCES, N.M. (Feb.27)-New Mexico State freshman guard Daniel Mullings was named the Verizon WAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 20-26. The honor marks the first career WAC Player of the Week for Mullings and second for the Aggies this season.
Mullings became only the third Aggie in school history and 13th player in WAC history to record a triple-double. Mullings scored 28 points, pulled down 12 rebounds and dished out 10 assists, all career-high marks, in a 115-73 win over Hawai'i, Feb. 23. Mullings is the first player to accomplish the feat since 1990 at NM State and only one of 12 players and the lone freshman to achieve a triple-double this season in the NCAA. He also tied a career high with five steals in the game. Mullings also set career-best marks for field goals made (11) and free throw attempts (9).
In the home finale, Mullings scored 10 points for his 11th double-figure game of the year in a 79-68 win over San Jose State, Feb. 25. He went 3-of-5 from the field and 4-of-6 from the free-throw line and tallied five rebounds, four assists and two steals in the win over the Spartans.
On the week, Mullings averaged 19.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 3.5 steals per game. He shot 70.0 percent (14-of-20) from the field and 66.7 percent (10-of-15) from the free throw line.