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WSU's Franks named NCAA, Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Feb 11, 2019

Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week (2/11/19) - Robert Franks, Sr., F, WASHINGTON STATE

SAN FRANCISCO Washington State senior forward Robert Franks earns his first career Pac-12 Player of the Week award as voted on by media who cover the league.

• Franks also earned National Player of the Week honors for his performance in leading WSU to a sweep through Arizona - the Cougars' first road sweep of the Pac-12 era and first through the desert since 2007.

• The forward from Vancouver, Wash., averaged 32.5 points on 65 percent shooting (22-34 FG, 12-18 3FG, 9-9 FT), 10.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals in the convincing victories over Arizona State and Arizona. Franks opened with a double-double of a career-high tying 34 points and 13 rebounds along with four blocks and four steals in a 91-70 win against the Sun Devils, then added his fourth 30-point effort of the season with 31 points and eight rebounds in a 69-55 victory versus the Wildcats.

• Franks is the first Cougar to earn Pac-12 Player of the Week since Josh Hawkinson in Dec. 2015.

• Washington State (10-14, 3-8) will put its momentum on the line against Pac-12 leader Washington (19-5, 10-1) in the 288th edition of the Apple Cup on Saturday (5 p.m. PT, ESPNU).

ALSO NOMINATED: McKinley Wright IV, COLORADO; Payton Pritchard, OREGON; Stephen Thompson Jr., OREGON STATE; Bennie Boatwright, USC; Parker Van Dyke, UTAH; David Crisp, WASHINGTON.


 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
Jan. 7 Nick Rakocevic, Jr., USC
Jan. 14 Stephen Thompson Jr., Sr., Oregon State
Jan. 21 Nick Rakocevic, Jr., USC
Jan. 28 Jaylen Nowell, So., Washington
Feb. 4 Tres Tinkle, R-Jr., Oregon State
Feb. 11 Robert Franks, Sr., Washington State