Washington's Pondexter Named Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week

March 8, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Commissioner Larry Scott announced today that WASHINGTON senior forward Quincy Pondexter has been named the Pac-10 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for March 1-7.

Pondexter becomes the first men’s basketball player to earn Pac-10 Player of the Week honors five-times in a single season. Pondexter accomplished this feat by averaging 26.0 points on 19-for-29 (66 percent) shooting from the floor, including a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line, 7.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in road wins over Oregon and Oregon State.

In Thursday’s 86-72 win over the Ducks, the Fresno, Calif., native recorded new career-highs with 34 points and 14 field goals. He also chipped in 10 rebounds and a season-high six assists. The double-double was his 10th of the season. In 36 minutes of action he was 14-for-18 (78 percent) from the field. In Saturday’s 82-70 victory over the Beavers, the senior forward contributed 18 points, four rebounds and was 8-for-8 from the charity stripe.

This season, Pondexter ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in many statistical categories including second in points (20.2 ppg), third in rebounding (7.8 rpg), fifth in free throw percentage (83 percent) free sixth in field goal percentage (54 percent) and 10th in steals.

This is the fifth weekly honor for Pondexter this season, fifth overall, and Washington’s  38th all-time Player of the Week.

Also Nominated: Kyle Fogg, ARIZ; Eric Boateng, ASU; Patrick Christopher, CAL; LeKendric Longmire, ORE; Klay Thompson, WSU

2009-10 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Nov. 16 - Quincy Pondexter, WASH
Nov. 23 - Klay Thompson, WSU
Nov. 30 - Klay Thompson, WSU
Dec. 7 - Quincy Pondexter, WASH
Dec. 14 - Patrick Christopher, CAL
Dec. 21 - Alex Stepheson, USC
Dec. 28 - Mike Gerrity, USC
Jan. 4 - Michael Dunigan, ORE
Jan. 11 - Ty Abbott, ASU
Jan. 18 - Quincy Pondexter, WASH
Jan. 25 - Landry Fields, STAN
Feb. 1 - Nic Wise, ARIZ
Feb. 8 - Quincy Pondexter, WASH
Feb. 15 - Jerome Randle, CAL
Feb. 22 - Landry Fields, STAN
Mar. 1 - Jamal Boykin, CAL
Mar. 8 - Quincy Pondexter, WASH

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