Nov. 29, 2004
SEATTLE - University of Washington junior Nate Robinson (Seattle, Wash./Rainier Beach HS), who helped lead the Huskies to the Great Alaska Shootout championship, Monday was named the Pac-10 men's basketball Player of the Week by Commissioner Tom Hansen.
Robinson averaged 21.3 points and 5.0 assists in three games and received the Most Outstanding Player award at the Shootout. He shot 59 percent during the tournament (23-of-39), including 57 percent accuracy (8-of-14) from 3-point range.
The 5-foot-9 guard, a Wooden Award candidate, led all scorers with 29 points in a 78-71 opening-round victory over Utah. He amassed 19 points and a career-high eight assists in a 96-91 semifinal triumph over Oklahoma. Robinson scored 16 points in UW's 79-76 championship game win over No. 19 Alabama.
Monday's announcement marked the second time Robinson has received the Pac-10's weekly honor. He was named the Player of the Week last season on Feb. 2.
Robinson was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection in 2004.
The Huskies have won their opening four games for the first time since the start of the 1998-99 season. They rose from 22nd to No. 14 in this week's Associated Press poll.
Washington plays at Gonzaga on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Tip-off is 5 p.m. for the game that will be televised live on FSN Northwest.