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Two Bulldogs honored by media as All-MW selections

Ahead of the conference tournament this week, two Bulldogs were honored as All-Mountain West men’s basketball selections Monday by the media. 

Forward Orlando Robinson was named to the All-Mountain West First Team, while guard Anthony Holland was named as an All-Mountain West Honorable Mention. 

Reporters from each of the 11 markets in the conference voted for the honors. The official honors – voted on by the league’s head coaches – will be announced later this week. 

Robinson finished fourth in the Mountain West averaging 19.2 points per game and also posted a fourth-best 8.2 rebounds per game average. 

He was one of the league’s best defensive players, coming in fifth with 1.3 blocks per game while adding 1 steal every game.  

The star forward also placed second in voting for the conference player of the year, which he missed out on to Colorado State’s David Roddy. 

While Holland did not make one of the top three all-conference teams – per the media’s selection – he was one of Fresno State’s best players on the year, averaging 9.6 points per game, 6 rebounds per game and shot 47.1 percent from three-point range while earning praise from Head Coach Justin Hutson throughout the season for his efforts on the defensive end. 

Fresno State wrapped up the regular season with an 18-12 overall record, but placed sixth in the Mountain West with an 8-9 record in conference play. 

The Bulldogs finished the season with a two-game losing streak and had a tough final stretch as they went 4-6 since the start of February. 

As the No. 6 seed in the Mountain West Tournament, Fresno State will play No. 11 San Jose State in Las Vegas on Wednesday at 4 p.m. 

If the Bulldogs win, they will advance to play San Diego State on Thursday. 

2021-22 All-Mountain West Team – Media selections

ALL-MW FIRST TEAM

F David Roddy, Jr., Colorado State (161 points)

C Orlando Robinson, Jr., Fresno State (132)

G Bryce Hamilton, Sr., UNLV (131)

F Graham Ike, So., Wyoming (131)

G Hunter Maldonado, Sr., Wyoming (128)

ALL-MW SECOND TEAM 

G Matt Bradley, Sr., San Diego State (119)

F Abu Kigab, Sr., Boise State (104)

F Justin Bean, Sr., Utah State (83)

G Marcus Shaver, Sr., Boise State (77)

G Isaiah Stevens, Jr., Colorado State (69)

ALL-MW THIRD TEAM 

G Grant Sherfield, Jr., Nevada (65)

G Jamal Mashburn Jr., So., New Mexico (37)

F Nathan Mensah, Sr., San Diego State (22)

G Jaelen House, Jr., New Mexico (21)

G Desmond Cambridge, Sr., Nevada (12)

ALL-MW HONORABLE MENTION 

A.J. Walker, Air Force; Brandon Horvath, Utah State; Emmanuel Akot, Boise State; Tyson Degenhart, Boise State; Omari Moore, San Jose State; Anthony Holland, Fresno State.

Player of the year: David Roddy, Colorado State

Coach of the year: Leon Rice, Boise State

Defensive player of the year: Nathan Mensah, San Diego State

Newcomer of the year: Matt Bradley, San Diego State

Freshman of the year: Tyson Degenhart, Boise State

6th man of the year: Donovan Williams, UNLV

Photo: Fresno State Athletics

Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at daniel.gligich@sjvsun.com.