Feb. 27, 2006
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - University of Washington senior Brandon Roy, who led the Huskies to a home sweep of the Bay Area schools, was named the Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball player of the week Monday, tying the record with his third consecutive award.
A product of Seattle's Garfield High School, Roy joins Arizona State's Eddie House as the only individuals to receive three consecutive Pac-10 Player of the Week awards since the conference initiated the honor in 1983. House was a recipient three straight weeks from Dec. 20, 1999 through Jan. 10, 2000.
This is the fourth overall Player of the Week award for Roy who previously was recognized Feb. 13 and Feb. 20 of this year and as a sophomore on Feb. 28, 2004. He has received the Pac-10's weekly accolade more than any other Husky, eclipsing three-time honorees Chris Welp (1986-87) and Todd MacCulloch (1998-99).
Roy averaged 25.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists last week. He shot 62 percent (16-of-26) from the field, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range.
The 6-foot-6 guard extended a pair of impressive streaks. He stretched his run of 20-point performances to nine consecutive games. Roy converted all 14 free throw attempts last week, extending his current streak to 32 to move within one of the school-record of 33 consecutive free throws established by Eldridge Recasner in 1989.
Roy tallied 23 points and six rebounds while distributing seven assists on Thursday in the Huskies' 75-57 win over Stanford.
He amassed 19 of his 27 points in the second half Sunday, pushing UW into a second-place tie with a 73-62 victory over California. Roy increased his average to 19.9 points to surge ahead of Cal's Leon Powe into the Pac-10 scoring lead.
The successful weekend completed the Huskies' home schedule. UW finished with a 17-2 record at Bank of America Arena, tying the school's single-season record for home wins.
Washington moved up in the national rankings released Monday, jumping three spots to No. 14 in the Associated Press poll and climbing from 19th to No. 16 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll.
The Huskies (22-5, 10-5) conclude the regular season on the road this week, beginning Thursday, Mar. 2 at Arizona State. On Saturday, Mar. 4 UW visits Arizona for a game that will be televised live at 3 p.m. Pacific Time on FSN.