Cambridge Jr., Sherfield of Nevada Men’s Basketball named to All-Mountain West Third Team

Each player earned an All-Mountain West honor for the second year in a row

Sherfield making a shot during a basketball game surrounded by opposing team members

Grant Sherfield

Cambridge Jr., Sherfield of Nevada Men’s Basketball named to All-Mountain West Third Team

Each player earned an All-Mountain West honor for the second year in a row

Grant Sherfield

Sherfield making a shot during a basketball game surrounded by opposing team members

Grant Sherfield

Nevada guards Grant Sherfield and Desmond Cambridge Jr. earned third-team All-Mountain West honors for the second-straight day, as the conference announced its annual postseason awards and teams Tuesday.

Desmond Cambridge Jr. during a basketball game
Desmond Cambridge Jr.

Each player earned an All-Mountain West honor for the second year in a row. Last season, Sherfield was voted Mountain West Newcomer of the Year and to the First Team. Cambridge Jr. was named to the All-Mountain West Third Team for the second time.

Despite missing three conference contests (Feb. 1-6) this season, Sherfield put up 17.7 points per game, ranking eighth in the conference in Mountain West-only games. His 6.60 assists per game ranked second, while his assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.36 was fourth-best.

Against conference competition, Sherfield scored in double figures in 13 of 14 games, with a 30-point effort (30 points vs. San Diego State, March 5), and five additional 20-point performances. He also posted two double-doubles, going for 10 points and 10 assists Jan. 1 against New Mexico, and 25 points and 10 assists Feb. 17 at San José State.

Cambridge Jr. was another of the conference's prolific scorers in 2021-22, ranking 11th with 15.5 points per game in Mountain West play. The redshirt senior finished third, in the regular season, in 3-pointers made (44) and 3-point field-goal percentage (36.4 percent), and was 12th in field-goal percentage (41.9 percent).

Defensively, Cambridge Jr. stepped up his game this season, leading the Pack in steals (31) and blocks (24) in Mountain West play, ranking second and third in those categories' respective conference lists.

Nevada (12-17, 6-12 MW) opens play at the 2022 Air Force Reserve Mountain West Championship in Wednesday's first round, taking on No. 9 New Mexico (13-18, 5-12 MW) at 11 a.m. The contest will be televised locally on Nevada Sports Net and livestreamed on the Mountain West Network, and available locally on the radio on ESPN 94.5 FM.

2021-22 All-Mountain West Men's Basketball Team

First Team

  • David Roddy, Jr., F, Colorado State
  • Orlando Robinson, Jr., F, Fresno State
  • Matt Bradley, Sr., G, San Diego State
  • Bryce Hamilton, Sr., G, UNLV
  • Hunter Maldonado, Sr., G, Wyoming

Second Team

  • Abu Kigab, Sr., F, Boise State
  • Marcus Shaver Jr., Sr., G, Boise State
  • Isaiah Stevens, Jr., G, Colorado State
  • Justin Bean, Sr., F, Utah State
  • Graham Ike, So., F, Wyoming

Third Team

Defensive Team

  • Abu Kigab, Sr., F, Boise State
  • Orlando Robinson, Jr., F, Fresno State
  • Lamont Butler, So., G, San Diego State
  • Nathan Mensah, Sr., F, San Diego State
  • Justin Bean, Sr., F, Utah State

Honorable Mention

  • A.J. Walker, Sr., G, Air Force
  • Emmanuel Akot, Sr., G, Boise State
  • Tyson Degenhart, Fr., F, Boise State
  • Nathan Mensah, Sr., F, San Diego State
  • Omari Moore, So., G, San José State
  • Royce Hamm Jr., Sr., F, UNLV

Player of the Year: David Roddy, Jr., F, Colorado State

Defensive Player of the Year: Nathan Mensah, Sr., F, San Diego State

Newcomer of the Year: Matt Bradley, Sr., G, San Diego State

Sixth Man of the Year: Chad Baker-Mazara, So., G, San Diego State

Freshman of the Year: Tyson Degenhart, F, Boise State

Coach of the Year: Leon Rice, Boise State

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