Stanford's Matt Haryasz Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Jan. 30, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Stanford forward/center Matt Haryasz has been named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for January 23 - 29, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Haryasz, who hails from Page, Ariz., led the Cardinal in scoring in both victories over the Washington schools, averaging 23.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks for the weekend. On Thursday, Haryasz scored 22 points, shooting 9-of-13 (.692) from the field in Stanford's 69-59 victory over Washington State. He also posted nine rebounds, two blocks, and two assists in the win on the Farm.

On Sunday, Haryasz led his team with 24 points in the Cardinal's 76-69 overtime upset over No. 10 Washington. He shot 8-of-14 (.571) from the field, including 8-of-13 (.615) at the foul line, in his fifth straight 20-point game and ninth this season. The senior added 10 boards, three blocks, and one steal against the Huskies. It was his eighth double-double of the season.

For the second straight week, Haryasz has played 38 minutes and 44 minutes in back-to-back games. Over the last four games, he has averaged 41 minutes of game time. Haryasz ranks 17th on the Cardinal's all-time career rebounding list, with 597 boards. Brent Williams (1990-94) is 16th with 611.

Stanford (10-7 overall, 6-3 Pac-10) will travel to the Oregon schools this weekend, facing the Ducks on Thurs., Feb. 2 and the Beavers on Sat., Feb. 4.

This is the second weekly honor for Haryasz and Stanford's 37th Player of the Week all-time. Haryasz is the second player to win the award in back-to back weeks this season, as Arizona's Hassan Adams earned the honor on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

2005-06 U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the Week: Nov. 29 - DeVon Hardin, So., C, CAL; Dec. 5 - Leon Powe, So., F, CAL; Dec. 12 - Gabe Pruitt, So., G, USC; Dec. 19 - Chris Stephens, Sr., G, OSU; Dec. 26 - Hassan Adams, Sr., G, ARIZ; Jan. 2 - Hassan Adams, Sr., G, ARIZ; Jan. 9 - Josh Akognon, So., G, WSU; Jan. 16 - Bobby Jones, Sr., F, WASH; Jan. 23 - Matt Haryasz, Sr., F/C, STAN; Jan. 30 - Matt Haryasz, Sr., F/C, STAN.

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