Yotes' McCarty named national player of the week

Yotes' McCarty named national player of the week
College of Idaho senior guard Kelly McCarty was named NAIA Division II men's basketball player of the week Tuesday.

The Salinas, California native averaged 22.5 points last week, helping the Yotes to the team's fifth and sixth-straight victories - both over nationally ranked opponents.

He is the first men's basketball player at the College of Idaho to be named national player of the week since Mark Owen (now the former coach) was recognized in 1985.

Against Southern Oregon, McCarty poured in 22 points and had seven assists. Saturday night, the Yotes handed first place Oregon Tech its first conference loss of the year. McCarty led all scorers with 23 points.

After a slow start under new coach Rod Jensen, the Yotes have pulled back to .500 overall, at 11-11. The team is 8-3 in Cascade Conference play, with seven regular-season games remaining.