WSU's Hawkinson garners first Pac-12 men's basketball weekly award
SAN FRANCISCO - WASHINGTON STATE junior Josh Hawkinson continued his lengthy double-double streak with three in as many games at the Diamond Head Classic to earn his first career Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week award as voted upon by media who cover the conference.
The 6-10 forward from Shoreline, Wash., recorded double-doubles against No. 3 Oklahoma (16 pts, 8-15 FG, 10 reb, 4 stls), Northern Iowa (14 pts, 6-9 FG, 13 reb) and New Mexico (19 pts, 8-15 FG, 10 reb, 4 asts) to average 16.3 points on 56 percent shooting (22-39) and 11.0 rebounds at the Diamond Head Classic.
One of the Pac-12’s national-best four Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award nominees, Hawkinson leads the conference and is sixth in the country with nine double-doubles so far this season, including one in each of WSU’s last seven games, and now has 29 double-doubles in his last 41 outings. He is one of three Pac-12 players averaging a double-double, leading the conference in rebounding (10.5 rpg) while ranking seventh in the league in both scoring (16.5 ppg) and field goal percentage (.598).
The Pac-12, currently the second-rated conference in the nation according to CBSSports.com and Jerry Palm, plays its final five non-conference games early this week, highlighted by CALIFORNIA hosting Davidson on Monday, Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. PT on Pac-12 Networks. League play tips off with four games on Friday, Jan. 1 and a full six-game slate on Sunday, Jan. 3, with all 10 contests televised on either Pac-12 Networks, FS1 or ESPNU.
ALSO NOMINATED: Ryan Anderson, ARIZ; Willie Atwood, ASU; Josh Fortune, COLO; Dillon Brooks, ORE; Tres Tinkle, OSU; Dorian Pickens, STAN; Isaac Hamilton, UCLA; Jordan McLaughlin, USC; Andrew Andrews, WASH.
2015-16 PAC-12 MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|Nov. 16||Tyrone Wallace, California|
|Nov. 23||Jakob Poeltl, Utah|
|Nov. 30||Andrew Andrews, Washington|
|Dec. 7||Thomas Welsh, UCLA|
|Dec. 14||Allonzo Trier, Arizona|
|Dec. 21||Jakob Poeltl, Utah|
|Dec. 28||Josh Hawkinson, Washington State|