Add another accomplishment to the young career of McKinley Wright. The freshman point guard was named Pac-12 Player of the Week after leading the Colorado Buffaloes to stunning upsets of No. 4 Arizona State and No. 14 Arizona.
In those pair of upsets, Wright was simply marvelous. Against ASU, he had 19 points, 5 assists and locked down Sun Devils star Tra Holder in the second half and overtime. Against Arizona, he posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 assists, and he held Parker Jackson-Cartwright to 0-6 shooting. More impressively than any of his numbers, Wright was the emotional leader and came up huge down the stretch.
Wright has a history of clutchness despite playing just 16 games in his career. After hitting a buzzer-beater three-pointer against Quinnipiac, nearly getting a double-double in an overtime win over South Dakota State, he proved last week once again that he has the “it” factor.
Wright is the first Buffalo to win Pac-12 Player of the Week since Derrick White did after leading the Buffs to an upset over Xavier in 2016. This is likely the first of many to come from Wright.