Stanford's Sharma nabs first-career Pac-12 men's basketball player of the week

Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week (12/31/18) - Josh Sharma, Sr., C, STANFORD

SAN FRANCISCO STANFORD’s senior center Josh Sharma earns his first-career Pac-12 Player of the Week award as voted on by media who cover the league.

• Sharma had a career-night in a 93-86 home win over Long Beach State, posting his first career double-double with a career-best and game-high 23 points a career-best and game-high 18 rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench. The senior helped Stanford win their final non-conference matchup by more than doubling his previous career-high rebounding total (nine) and nearly doubling his previous career-high point total (15).

• The 7-0 center from Lexington, Mass., collected the second-most rebounds by a Pac-12 player this season and the most by a Stanford player since Michael Humphrey's 20 boards against Oklahoma State last season. He finished 10-of-15 from the field, including three dunks in the contest. His third dunk gave the Cardinal a nine-point lead with two minutes remaining. His 12 offensive boards in the game moved him up to sixth in the Pac-12 in offensive rebounding.

• Sharma is the second Cardinal to win a Pac-12 weekly award this season, as his teammate KZ Okpala won the first weekly award of the season on Nov. 12. Stanford (7-5) is set to travel to UCLA to open Conference play this Thursday, Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. PT on ESPN.

ALSO NOMINATED: Lucas Siewert, COLORADO; Ehab Amin, OREGON; Tres Tinkle, OREGON STATE.

2018-19 PAC-12 MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 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
Dec. 17 Remy Martin, So., Arizona State
Dec. 24 Rob Edwards, R-Jr., Arizona State
Dec. 31 Josh Sharma, Sr., Stanford
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