Spencer Hawes is Pac-10 Player of the Week

Dec. 26, 2006

WALNUT, CREEK, Calif. - University of Washington center Spencer Hawes has been named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for December 18-24, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Tuesday.

Hawes, a product of Seattle Prep High School, averaged 23.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in a pair of victories for the Huskies, who climbed to 14th in this week's Associated Press poll and No. 13 in the ESPN/USA Today rankings.

The 7-foot freshman opened the week with his first career double-double in recording career-highs of 23 points and 12 rebounds in Wednesday's (Dec. 20) 88-72 win over 12th-ranked LSU. Hawes shot 10-of-16 from the field and was instrumental in stopping LSU All-American Glen 'Big Baby' Davis' double-digit scoring streak at 48 games.

Hawes capped the week by matching his career-high with 23 points and added nine rebounds Friday (Dec. 22) in an 80-51 win over Weber State.

For the week, he shot 20-of-30 (.667) from the field, 6-of-7 (.857) from the free throw line, and averaged 2.0 assists and 1.5 blocked shots.

The three blocked shots posted last week by Hawes pushed his team-leading total to 27. That's one more than last season's team leader, Brandon Roy, compiled during the entire 2005-06 season.

This is the first weekly honor for Hawes and Washington's 28th Player of the Week all-time. The last Husky to receive the honor was Brandon Roy who was recognized Feb. 27, 2006 with his record third consecutive Pac-10 Player of the Week award.

2006-07 U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the Week
Nov. 20 -- Chase Budinger, Fr., F, Arizona
Nov. 27 -- Darren Collison, So., G, UCLA
Dec. 4 -- Josh Shipp, So., G/F, UCLA
Dec. 11 -- Daven Harmeling, So., F, Washington State
Dec. 18 -- Bryce Taylor, Jr., G, Oregon
Dec. 26 -- Spencer Hawes, Fr., C, WASHINGTON

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