DENVER – New Mexico State junior guard Daniel Mullings has been named Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 20-26. This is his third player of the week honor of the season.
Mullings, scored a career-high 32 points in a 90-78 win over Texas-Pan American on Saturday, helping the Aggies break a two-game skid. Mullings went over the 30-point mark for the first time in his Aggie career and was NM State’s leading scorer on 9-of-15 shooting (60.0 percent) from the field and 13-of-15 (86.7 percent) from the free throw line. Mullings also had six rebounds, three steals, two blocks and one assist.
Mullings is averaging 17.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.2 steals per game this season. He is shooting 45.8 percent (120-of-262) from the field this year.
With 1,173 points during his career, Mullings is No. 17 on the all-time scoring list recently surpassing former Aggie “Super” John Williamson, who played from 1972-73. Williamson is the Aggies’ record holder for scoring average in a season posting 27.2 points per game during the 1972-73 season. Mullings needs 38 more points to tie Keith Hill on the list. Hill posted 1,201 points for the Aggies from 1987-90.
The Aggies continue WAC play taking on Bakersfield, Thursday, Jan. 30 and Utah Valley, Saturday, Feb. 1 in the Pan American Center. Both games have a 7 p.m. (MT) tip-off and can be heard on the Aggie Sports Network with ‘Voice of the Aggies’ Jack Nixon giving the play-by-play action. For tickets call the Pan American Center ticket office at 575-646-1420.