Stanford's Huestis named Pac-12 player of the week
By the Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - STANFORD junior forward Josh Huestis was named the Pac-12 men's basketball player of the week for the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 3, the Conference announced Monday.
Huestis produced two double-doubles on the weekend in the Cardinal's first home sweep in Pac-12 play this year. In the 81-73 win over Oregon State, Huestis tallied 16 points, 13 boards and earned a career-high four assists. He shot 5-of-7 (.714) from the field and 5-of-6 (.833) from the free throw line. The Cardinal beat the Beavers 81-73.
The junior, who hails from Great Falls, Mont., led Stanford in scoring in the 75-52 victory over then-No. 10 Oregon with 14 points. This was the Cardinal's first upset of a top-10 opponent since 2008. Huestis scored 14 points off of 6-of-9 (.667) from the field and 2-of-3 (.667) from the free throw line. He added 13 rebounds and three blocks to his scoring.
Huestis is now averaging 9.6 points per game and a team-best 9.3 rebounds per game on the season. He has totaled four double-doubles on the year. The five blocks he added this week increased his season total to 46 and moved him into seventh place in school history for career blocks with 96.
This is Huestis' first player of the week of his career. It is the 45th all-time selection for Stanford, the first since the 2009-10 season.
The Cardinal travels south to ARIZONA for a midweek game on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. on ESPNEWS. They finish the week of competition at ARIZONA STATE on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. MT on ESPNU.
For more information including a full television schedule, please visit www.pac-12.com.
Also Nominated: Solomon Hill, ARIZ: Jahii Carson, ASU; Richard Solomon, CAL; Jason Washburn, UTAH; Aziz N'Diaye, WASH.
2012-13 Pac-12 Players of the Week
Nov. 12 Ahmad Starks, Jr., G, Oregon State
Nov. 19 Askia Booker, So., G, Colorado
Nov. 26 Justin Cobbs, Jr., G, California
Dec. 3 Carrick Felix, Sr., F, Arizona State
Dec. 10 Brock Motum, Sr., F, Washington State
Dec. 17 André Roberson, Jr., F, Colorado
Dec. 24 Eric Moreland, So., F, Oregon State
Dec. 31 Shabazz Muhammad, Fr., G/F, UCLA
Jan. 7 Carrick Felix, Sr., F, Arizona State
Jan. 14 C.J. Wilcox, Jr., G, Washington
Jan. 21 Mark Lyons, Sr., G, Arizona
Jan. 28 Carrick Felix, Sr., F, Arizona State
Feb. 4 Josh Huestis, Jr., F, Stanford