March 8, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Husky senior Quincy Pondexter made Pac-10 history by winning a record fifth conference Player of the Week award, as announced by Pac-10 Conference commissioner Larry Scott on Monday.
"I'm honored to be the only player to win Pac-10 Player of the Week five times," said Pondexter. "When you think about who won it four times in the past, it's humbling to be in their company. I've said it before, but this has been a dream season that we hope to cap off with a strong Pac-10 Tournament and hopeful NCAA bid."
Quincy Pondexter (Fresno, Calif.) averaged 26.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and shot 65.5% (19-29) from the field and 100% (12-12) from the free throw line in a road-sweep at Oregon and Oregon State to keep the Huskies' NCAA at-large hopes alive.
Pondexter set new career-highs with 34 points and 14 field goals and added a season-high six assists in an 86-72 win over the Ducks on Thursday. In 36 minutes he was 14-of-18 from the field (2-of-3 from three-point range) and was 4-for-4 from the charity stripe, plus grabbed 10 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season.
Against the Beavers on Saturday, Pondexter fought through a cold and contributed 18 points and four rebounds in an 82-70 win. He was a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line.
Pondexter ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in scoring (2nd, 20.2 ppg), rebounds (3rd, 7.8 rpg), field goal percentage (6th, 54.3%), free throw percentage (5th, 83.3%) and steals (10th, 1.4 spg).
This is the 38th time a Husky has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week.