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

Nov. 29, 2004

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - WASHINGTON guard Nate Robinson has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for November 22-28, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Robinson, a junior from Seattle, Wash., was named the Most Valuable Player at the Great Alaska Shootout after leading the Huskies to the championship. In three games at the tournament, Robinson averaged 21.3 points, five assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals. Against Utah in the first round, Robinson scored 29 points, collected three rebounds and two steals, and distributed three assists. Versus Oklahoma in the semi-finals, he scored 19 points on 7-11 shooting, coralled four rebounds and dished out eight assists. In the championship match against No. 19 Alabama, Robinson scored 16 points with four rebounds and four assists. For the tournament Robinson shot .590 from the field, .571 from three point range, and .833 from the free throw stripe.

With the sweep, the Huskies moved to 4-0 for the first time since 1999. They face intra-state rivals Gonzaga and Eastern Washington this week.

This is the second weekly honor for Robinson, and Washington's 22nd Player of the Week all-time.

2004-05 Pac-10 Players of the Week: Nov. 29.-Nate Robinson, Jr., G, WASH.