Thompson Named Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - WASHINGTON STATE's Klay Thompson was named Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 22-28, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. The junior guard led the Cougars to wins over Portland and Fresno State last week.
The Ladera Ranch, Calif., native scored 35 points in the 84-68 win over Portland, marking the third-highest scoring output of his career and the most since putting up 43 against San Diego last November in the Great Alaska Shootout. He added six rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals against the Pilots. Thompson had 22 points, five rebounds and three assists in the 66-55 win at Fresno State.
For the week, he averaged 28.5 points, while shooting 21-of-33 (.636) from the field, 5-of-10 (.500) from three-point range, and 10-of-12 (.833) from the free throw line. He also averaged 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in the two contests.
Thompson jumped from 24th to 20th on the all-time scoring list at Washington State last week and now has 1,118 points in his career. He also moved into a tie for seventh for three-point field goals made with 152.
It is Thompson's third career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and the 22nd weekly recognition for Washington State all-time.
The Cougars host Sacramento State on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and then welcomes Kansas State on Friday at 8 p.m. as a part of the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series.
Also Nominated: Derrick Williams, ARIZ; Trent Lockett, ASU; Omari Johnson, OSU; Jeremy Green, STAN
2010-11 Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Nov. 22 - Reeves Nelson, UCLA
Nov. 29 - Klay Thompson, WSU