WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- University of Washington sophomore Jon Brockman, who led a home sweep of the Huskies’ Bay Area rivals, was named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 5-11, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Monday.
Brockman, a product of Snohomish (Wash.) High School, registered his 10th and 11th double-doubles of the season and pushed his total of double-digit rebound efforts to 14.
The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds last week, compiling 25 percent of the Huskies’ points and 35 percent of their individual rebounds.
Brockman powered UW to a 79-71 win over California on Thursday (Feb. 8), amassing 22 points while tying his career-high with 14 rebounds. He hit 8-of-13 shots from the field.
The Huskies upset 25th-ranked Stanford 64-52 on Sunday (Feb. 11) behind a 14-point, 10-rebound performance from Brockman.
“It was a little bit of a surprise,” Brockman exclaimed after receiving his first Player of the Week award. “There’s a lot of great players in this league and I know there’s a lot of deserving people who could have gotten the award. It’s just a huge honor.”
He currently leads the Pac-10 and ranks No. 18 nationally with an average of 9.5 rebounds per game. Brockman is the main reason the Huskies out-rebound opponents by 8.5 per game, the top figure in the conference. UW ranks No. 5 nationally in rebound margin, a category led by North Carolina at plus-9.9 boards per game.
Brockman tallied double-figure points in each of the last 12 games, increasing his scoring average to 14.0 points, He ranks 13th among Pac-10 players in scoring and is No 4 in field goal percentage at 54.7 percent (128-of-234).
Brockman garnered the 29th Player of the Week recognition for a Husky. Freshman center Spencer Hawes was Washington’s last honoree, receiving the weekly Pac-10 honor on Dec. 26, 2006.
The Huskies host 10th-ranked Washington State, Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. in Bank of America Arena.
2006-07 U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the Week
Nov. 20 -- Chase Budinger, Fr., F, Arizona
Nov. 27 -- Darren Collison, So., G, UCLA
Dec. 4 -- Josh Shipp, So., G/F, UCLA
Dec. 11 -- Daven Harmeling, So., F, Washington State
Dec. 18 -- Bryce Taylor, Jr., G, Oregon
Dec. 26 -- Spencer Hawes, Fr., C, WASHINGTON
Jan. 1 -- Ivan Radenovic, Sr., F, Arizona
Jan. 8 -- Aaron Brooks, Sr., G, Oregon
Jan. 15 -- Anthony Goods, So., G, Stanford
Jan. 22 -- Nick Young, Jr., G/F, USC
Jan. 29 -- Brook Lopez, Fr., F, Stanford
Feb. 5 -- Daven Harmeling, So., F, Washington State
Feb. 12 -- Jon Brockman, So, F, WASHINGTON
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