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Washington's Nowell named Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for second time

Dec 10, 2018

Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week (12/10/18) - Jaylen Nowell, So., G, WASHINGTON

SAN FRANCISCO - WASHINGTON sophomore Jaylen Nowell collects his second Pac-12 Player of the Week award of the season and of his career as voted on by media who cover the league.

• Nowell averaged 22.0 points on 55 percent shooting (17-31) along with 6.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists as the Huskies split two games last week.

• At then No. 1 Gonzaga on Wednesday, the 6-4 guard from Seattle scored 16 of his game-high tying 26 points in the second half, including six points and an assist during a 17-6 run over the final five minutes to pull the Huskies even at 79-79 before the Bulldogs' last-second game winner. Nowell finished 10-of-18 from the field en route to his third 20-point effort of the season.

• Nowell helped Washington improve to 7-3 on the season with a near double-double of a team-high 18 points and season-high tying nine rebounds in Sunday's 70-62 victory over city rival Seattle.

• Nowell, who was also voted Player of the Week on Nov. 19, is the first Washington player to garner two weekly awards in the same season since Andrew Andrews in 2015-16, and is the first Husky underclassman ever to win mutiple Conference honors.

• Washington (7-3) heads to the East Coast to face Virginia Tech in the Boardwalk Classic in Atlantic City, N.J., this Saturday at 4 p.m. PT on ESPNU.

ALSO NOMINATED: Brandon Williams, ARIZONA; Justice Sueing, CALIFORNIA; McKinley Wright IV, COLORADO; Kenny Wooten, OREGON; Ethan Thompson, OREGON STATE; Kris Wilkes, UCLA.


 Week of Player
Nov. 12 KZ Okpala, So., Stanford
Nov. 19 Jaylen Nowell, So., Washington
Nov. 26 Luguentz Dort, Fr., Arizona State
Dec. 3 Zylan Cheatham, R-Sr., Arizona State
Dec. 10 Jaylen Nowell, So., Washington