Ike Diogu Earns National And Pac-10 Player Of The Week Honors

Feb. 7, 2005

Dick Vitale, who placed Ike Diogu on his mid-season first-team All-American squad, named the Garland, Texas, native his National Player of the Week (go to link) for the second time this year after his weekend against Stanford and California. Diogu leads the Pac-10 (both overall and conference games) in scoring, rebounding, blocks and minutes per game.

He also earned the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for January 31-February 6, announced by Commissioner Tom Hansen.

Diogu averaged 37 points, nine rebounds and two blocks for the Sun Devils over the weekend. He scored a career-high 39 points on 16-of-26 (.615) shooting in Arizona State's win over Stanford, adding 11 rebounds for his league-leading 12th double-double of the season. He also contributed two blocks and two steals while making all six of his free throws. In the Sun Devils' loss to California, Diogu scored 35 points, making 12-of-21 (.571) field goals and 10-of-14 (.714) free throws, while chipping in seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks.

For the weekend, Diogu was 28-of-47 (.596) from the field and 16-of-20 (.800) from the line. He played all 40 minutes in both contests.

This is the fourth weekly honor for Diogu, the third this season, and Arizona State's 23rd Player of the Week all-time.

ASU (16-7, 5-6) travels to face the Los Angeles schools this weekend.

Sun Devils As Pac-10 Players Of The WeekFourteen ASU players have been namedPac-10 Player of the Week on 23 occasions.Name (Year)      DateIke Diogu (Jr.)     Feb. 7, 2005Ike Diogu (Jr.)     Jan. 10, 2005Ike Diogu (Jr.)    Dec. 6, 2004

Tommy Smith (Sr.) Mar. 10, 2003Ike Diogu (Fr.) Feb. 16, 2003

Chad Prewitt (Sr.) Jan. 7, 2002

Awvee Storey (Jr.) Feb. 5, 2001

Eddie House (Sr.) Feb. 21, 2000Eddie House (Sr.) Jan. 10, 2000Eddie House (Sr.) Jan. 3, 2000Eddie House (Sr.) Dec. 20, 1999

Eddie House (Jr.) Dec. 21, 1998

Jeremy Veal (Sr.) Feb. 9, 1998

Mario Bennett (Jr.) Mar. 13, 1995Mario Bennett (Jr.) Feb. 13, 1995

Stevin Smith (Jr.) Feb. 1, 1993Dwayne Fontana (Jr.) Jan. 4, 1993

Mario Bennett (Fr.) Feb. 24, 1992Jamal Faulkner (So.) Jan. 20, 1992

Alex Austin (Sr.) Jan. 9, 1990

Arthur Thomas (Jr.) Feb. 17, 1986

Bobby Thompson (Sr.) Jan. 14, 1985Chris Sandle (Fr.) Dec. 10, 1984

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