UW's Jon Brockman is Pac-10 Player of the Week

Nov. 20, 2007

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - University of Washington junior Jon Brockman, who helped the Huskies advance to the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off, was named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 12-18, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced.

A product of Snohomish (Wash.) High School, Brockman averaged 23.0 points and 11.7 rebounds in UW's three wins last week. He shot 56-percent from the floor, hitting 28 of his 50 attempts.

Brockman powered Washington (3-0) to an 83-77 victory over Utah in the West Regional championship game of the NIT, Nov. 14 in Seattle. He registered career highs with 31 points and 18 rebounds in that contest.

That win propelled the Huskies into the NIT semifinals where they will meet 15th-ranked Texas A&M on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Tip-off is 4 p.m. Pacific Time (7 p.m. Eastern) at Madison Square Garden. The winner advances to a championship game matchup on Friday against the victor of the Syracuse-Ohio State matchup. The losing teams also play Friday, in a consolation game.

Brockman opened the season with a 12-point, 9-rebound performance in an 88-47 win over New Jersey Tech on Nov. 13 during the opening round of the NIT.

The 6-foot-7 forward tallied 26 points and eight rebounds in Sunday's 82-68 home win over Eastern Washington. Brockman converted 13-of-19 shots against the Eagles.

This is the second time Brockman has received the Pac-10's weekly award. He was also honored on Feb. 12, 2007. Brockman garnered the 30th Player of the Week recognition for a Husky.

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