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