Feb. 20, 2006
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - University of Washington senior Brandon Roy, who led the Huskies to their first road sweep of the Oregon schools since 1998, was named the Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball Player of the Week for the second consecutive week, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Monday.
Roy averaged 23.0 points, 6.5 assists and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 53 percent from the field (17-of-32) last week. He converted all 12 of his free throw attempts on the trip for the Huskies, who have swept two of their two-game conference road trips for the first time since 1959. UW won a pair of games at USC and UCLA in January.
Roy tallied 21 points, four rebounds and four assists Thursday, helping the Huskies defeat Oregon 75-72 for their fifth consecutive win over the Ducks.
The 6-foot-6 guard amassed 25 points and eight rebounds while distributing nine assists in Saturday's 96-63 victory at Oregon State. He shot 10-of-17 from the field against the Beavers.
The win in Corvallis gave the Huskies back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time since 1984 and 1985 and just the second time since 1953.
Roy eclipsed the 20-point plateau in both games last week, extending his current streak to seven straight 20-point performances.
A product of Seattle's Garfield High School, Roy is one of 30 remaining candidates for the Wooden Award and Naismith Trophy honoring the national player of the year. He leads all Pac-10 scorers during conference play. Roy's 22.6-point average is nearly three points higher than the league's No. 2 scorer during Pac-10 games.
This is the third Pac-10 Player of the Week award for Roy who previously received the honor last week (Feb. 13) and as a sophomore on Feb. 28, 2004. He is only the second Husky to win back-to-back Player of the Week awards since the Pac-10 initiated the award in 1983. UW center Chris Welp was a back-to-back recipient in 1986, on Jan. 13 and 20.
Washington moved up in the national rankings released Monday. The Huskies jumped three spots to No. 17 in the Associated Press poll and climbed from 21st to No. 19 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll.
Washington (20-5, 9-5) completes its home schedule this week, beginning Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. against Stanford (13-10, 9-5). On Sunday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m., the Huskies entertain California (16-7, 10-4). Both games will be televised live on FSN.