Washington's Tre Simmons Named U.S. Bank Men's Basketball Pac-10 Player of the Week
Feb. 28, 2005
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - 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 today.
Simmons, a senior from Seattle, Wash., led Washington to a home sweep over Arizona State and No. 9 Arizona, averaging 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 the Sun Devils, Simmons tied his career high with 29 points on 9-of-19 (.474) shooting, including 6-of-7 (.857) from beyond the arc. He also hit 5-of-6 (.833) 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 the Washington victory.
Against the Wildcats on Senior Day, Simmons notched 24 points on 9-of-14 (.643) shooting, including 5-of-10 (.500) from downtown. He also had 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 win 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.
Washington (23-4, 13-3), travels to California and Stanford this week.
This is the first weekly honor for Simmons and Washington's 23rd Player of the Week all-time.
Pac-10 Player of the Week: Nov. 29 - Nate Robinson, WASH. Dec. 6 - Ike Diogu, ASU. Dec. 13 - Jordan Farmar, UCLA. Dec. 20 - Dijon Thompson, UCLA. Jan. 3 - David Lucas, OSU. Jan. 10 - Ike Diogu, ASU. Jan. 17 - Salim Stoudamire, ARIZ. Jan. 24 - Dan Grunfeld, STAN. Jan. 31 - Thomas Kelati, WSU. Feb. 7 - Ike Diogu, ASU; Feb. 14 - David Lucas, OSU: Feb. 21 - Salim Stoudamire, ARIZ; Feb. 28 - Tre Simmons, WASH.