--Albuquerque Journal, March 2008
And the Defensive Player of the Year?
Was it Giddens, whose relentless man-to-man pressure held the opposition's top scorer in check nearly all season -- and who tied for third in blocked shots, was sixth in steals and first in defensive rebounds?
The top defender went to Air Force senior guard Tim Anderson, who plays in a match-up zone. Yes, he was second in the league in steals. But who would you rather play one-on-one -- Anderson or Giddens?
Giddens still won Conference Co-Player of the Year, after he led the league in scoring and rebounding and was in the top 10 of eight statistical categories (points, rebounds, field goal percentage, assists, steals, blocked shots, and assists to turnover ratio).