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Idaho’s Madison on all-WAC first team

Mon., March 10, 2014

Vandals senior led conference in scoring

DENVER – After collecting a Western Athletic Conference record five Player of the Week honors throughout the season, Idaho senior Stephen Madison was recognized with first-team all-WAC basketball honors on Sunday.

Madison led the league in scoring with 19.9 points per game and ranked fourth in rebounding with 7.6 per game. He also ranked in the league’s top 15 with a 48.0 field- goal percentage (10th), 2.45 assists per game (13th), and a 74.4 free-throw percentage (11th).

Madison’s 21.9 points per game during WAC play were easily the best in the league, and he also ranked fifth in rebounding, seventh in steals, 12th in field- goal percentage and 13th in free- throw percentage in conference action.

Madison scored a career-high 42 points at Utah Valley on Feb. 15, the most points scored by a WAC player in a game this season, and third-most by an Idaho player in program history. He also had games of 35 and 34 points, and totaled 14 games of 20 or more points.

The Portland native is Idaho’s all-time leader in games played, and ranks fourth in program history with 1,556 career points and 10th with 619 rebounds. His 242 free throws attempted and 180 free throws made this season are Idaho records, and his 616 points this season are the fifth-most in program history. Madison is just 30 points away from moving into second on Idaho’s career scoring list.

New Mexico State’s Daniel Mullings was voted the Player of the Year by the league’s head coaches. The other first-teamers are Grand Canyon’s Killian Larson and Utah Valley’s Ben Aird and Holton Hunsaker.

Kansas City’s Martez Harrison was named Freshman of the Year and Utah Valley’s Dick Hunsaker was Coach of the Year.

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