Ike Diogu Named National Player of the Week by ESPN.com.
Dec. 28, 2004
Check out what ESPN's Andy Katz had to say about the website's National Player of the Week, Arizona State's Ike Diogu.
'Diogu is making a strong case for national player of the year. He'sclearly the top player in the Pac-10 and has separated himself as one ofthe top forwards in the country. Diogu had a sensational week as the 9-1Sun Devils grabbed two key wins. He scored 17 points, grabbed sixrebounds, blocked four shots and made 8 of 11 free throws in a 90-55 winover Northwestern. Diogu followed that up with a 40-minute, 21-point,18-rebound, seven-block performance in a 68-63 win over Santa Clara. TheSun Devils were picked 10th in the league but are looking more and morelike a contender through the first half of the season. Diogu is thereason why ASU has a shot to get back to the Dance after a one-yearhiatus. His numbers on the season -- 23.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.5blocks a game -- are simply sensational.'