Washington's Nowell earns third Pac-12 Men's Basketball weekly award
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week (1/28/19) - Jaylen Nowell, So., G, WASHINGTON
SAN FRANCISCO - Washington sophomore guard Jaylen Nowell earns his third Pac-12 Player of the Week award of the season as voted on by media who cover the league.
• Nowell is the first Husky to win the Conference's weekly award three times in a season since Isaiah Thomas in 2011-12 and just the fifth in program history to accomplish the feat (Quincy Pondexter 2009-10, Jon Brockman 2007-08, Brandon Roy 2005-06).
• The guard from Seattle averaged 19.5 points on 61 percent shooting from the field (11-18), including 75 percent behind the arc (6-8), and 85 percent at the foul line (11-13) to lead Washington to road victories at Oregon (61-56) and Oregon State (79-69) and its best league start at 7-0 since 1952-53. Nowell scored 20 points against the Ducks, including eight in the final 2:04 to help UW erase a five-point deficit, before adding 19 on just six field-goal attempts versus the Beavers.
• The Huskies became just the second team in the Pac-12 era to sweep both the Mountain and Oregon road swings in the same season, joining USC from last season.
• Washington (16-4, 7-0) will put the nation's fourth-longest win streak (nine games) and undefeated Pac-12 and Alaska Airlines Arena records (10-0) on the line this week against the LA schools - USC on Wednesday (8 p.m. PT, FS1) and UCLA on Saturday (1 p.m. PT, ESPN2).
ALSO NOMINATED: Louis King, OREGON; Stephen Thompson Jr., OREGON STATE; Daejon Davis, STANFORD; Kris Wilkes, UCLA; Bennie Boatwright, USC; Sedrick Barefield, UTAH.
2018-19 PAC-12 MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK