UM’s Jamar Named Co-Big Sky Conference Player of the Week

By DAVE GUFFEY

The University of Montana’s Kareem Jamar has been named Co-Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games played between Nov. 12-18, the league office announced today (Tuesday, Nov. 19) .  He shared the award with Idaho State’s Chris Hansen.

Jamar, a 6-foot-5 guard/forward from Venice, Calif., averaged 20.5 points, nine rebounds, and five assists as the two-time defending Big Sky champions earned a road split against Minnesota and South Dakota State. Jamar is the reigning Big Sky MVP.

Kareem Jamar photo by Austin Smith

Kareem Jamar. Photo by AustinSmith.

Jamar came two assists shy of a triple-double when he scored 23 points with 12 rebounds and eight assists in Montana’s 77-69 win over South Dakota State on Nov. 14. Montana ended the Jackrabbits’ 30-game home-court winning streak. Jamar played all 40 minutes, and it marked the eighth double-double of his career. Jamar made 8-of-14 shots from the floor, was 3-of-6 from 3-point range, and 4-of-8 from the free-throw line.

Two days prior to the win at SDSU, Jamar scored 18 points with six rebounds and two assists in Montana’s loss to Minnesota of the Big Ten. Jamar made 6-of-12 shots from the floor, and was 5-of-8 from the free-throw line.

Hansen, a 6-4, junior guard/forward from Fort Collins, Colo., averaged 20.5 points per game as Idaho State earned a road split against Arizona State and San Francisco.  Hansen scored a career-high 33 points this past Monday as Idaho State beat host San Francisco 93-90 in overtime.  Hansen scored eight points in a loss to Arizona State.

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