Tre Simmons is Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Feb. 28, 2005
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - University of Washington guard Tre Simmons has been named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for February 21-27, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Monday.
Simmons, a senior from Seattle's Garfield High School, led Washington to a home sweep over Arizona State and No. 9 Arizona. He averaged 26.5 points while shooting 18-of-33 (.545) from the field, 11-of-17 (.647) from three-point range and 6-of-8 (.750) from the free throw line.
Against Arizona State on Thursday (Feb.24), Simmons tied his career high with 29 points on 9-of-19 shooting, including 6-of-7 accuracy from beyond the arc. He also hit 5-of-6 free throws, collected four rebounds, had one assist and a steal. Simmons scored 12 of his 29 points during a 14-5 second half run that keyed Washington's 90-82 victory.
In Saturday's (Feb. 26) Senior Day triumph over Arizona, Simmons pitched in 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting. He hit 5-of-10 treys against the Wildcats and contributed four steals, three rebounds and two assists. Simmons ignited the Husky offense early, scoring 10 of the UW's first 16 points in the game.
The victory allowed the Huskies to finish the season with a 15-0 home record, and kept them in the race for the Pac-10 regular season title. Washington has won its last 22 home games, dating back to an 86-84 setback to UCLA on Jan. 10, 2004.
The perfect record marked the Huskies' 11th all-time undefeated home season, their first since 1984.
Washington (23-4, 13-3), travels to California and Stanford this week to complete its regular-season schedule.
This is the first weekly honor for Simmons and the second this season for a Washington player. Junior guard Nate Robinson received the weekly Pac-10 award on Nov. 29.
2004-05 U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the Week
Nov. 29 -- Nate Robinson, Jr., G, Washington
Dec. 6 -- Ike Diogu, Jr., C, Arizona State
Dec. 13 -- Jordan Farmar, Fr. , G, UCLA
Dec. 20 -- Dijon Thompson, Sr, F, UCLA
Jan. 3 -- David Lucas, Sr., F, Oregon State
Jan. 10 -- Ike Diogu, Jr., C, Arizona State
Jan. 17 -- Salim Stoudamire, Sr., G, Arizona
Jan. 24 -- Dan Grunfeld, Jr., G, Stanford
Jan. 31 -- Thomas Kelati, Sr., G, Washington State
Feb. 7 -- Ike Diogu, Jr., C, Arizona State
Feb. 14 -- David Lucas, Sr. F, Oregon State
Feb. 21 -- Salim Stoudamire, Sr. G, Arizona
Feb. 28 -- Tre Simmons, Sr., G, Washington