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Nevada's Da'Ja Hamilton earns all-conference honors

Da'Ja Hamilton
Da'Ja Hamilton was one of 10 players named to the All-MW team. (Nevada athletics)

Nevada junior Da’Ja Hamilton was one of 10 players named to the Mountain West's all-conference team.

It is the first all-conference honor of Hamilton’s career and the first all-conference selection for Nevada since Jade Redmon was named All-MW in 2019.

Hamilton posted a career season in 2020-21 and established herself as one of the top players in the Mountain West in helping lead the Wolf Pack to its first winning record in the regular season since 2013-14. She is averaging a career-high 14.5 points per game, which ranks seventh in the conference. She reached double figures in scoring in 15 out of 21 games, including a career-high 32 points in a thrilling win at UNLV where she hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds remaining. Her 32 points was the third-most scored by a MW player this season. Hamilton added 4.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, both career highs. She shot 39 percent from the floor and made 78.9 percent of her free throws.

Fifth-seeded Nevada opens play at the MW Tournament on Monday at 2:30 p.m. against Fresno State with a quarterfinal contest against No. 4 Fresno State at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

All-MW team

Jade Loville, Jr., G, Boise State

Lore Devos, Sr., G, Colorado State

McKenna Hofschild, So., G, Colorado State

Haley Cavinder, So., G, Fresno State

Hanna Cavinder, So., G, Fresno State

Da'Ja Hamilton, Jr., G, Nevada

Jaedyn De La Cerda, Sr., G, New Mexico

LaTascya Duff, Jr., G, New Mexico

Antonia Anderson, Sr., G/F, New Mexico

Nia Johnson, Jr., G, UNLV

All-Defensive Team

Kassady Huffman, Sr., F, Air Force

Alexis Mark, Fr., F, Boise State

Shaiquel McGruder, Jr., F, New Mexico

Bailey Thomas, Sr., G, UNLV

Quinn Weidemann, Jr., G, Wyoming

All-Freshman Team

Alexis Mark, F, Boise State

Abby Muse, F, Boise State

Kim Villalobos, G/F, San Diego State

Jade Thomas, G, UNLV

Desi-Rae Young, C, UNLV

Honorable Mention

Riley Snyder, Jr., F, Air Force

Maddi Utti, Sr., F, Fresno State

Ahlise Hurst, Jr., G/F, New Mexico

Desi-Rae Young, Fr., C, UNLV

Player of the Year: Haley Cavinder, So., G, Fresno State

Defensive Player of the Year: Bailey Thomas, Sr., G, UNLV

Freshman of the Year: Desi-Rae Young, C, UNLV

Newcomer of the Year: McKenna Hofschild, So., G, Colorado State

Sixth Person of the Year: LaTascya Duff, Jr., G, New Mexico

Coach of the Year: Lindy La Rocque, UNLV

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