Here's the release from the Pacific-10 Conference:
WASHINGTON center Spencer Hawes has been named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for December 18-24, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Hawes, a freshman from Seattle, Wash., averaged 23.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in leading the Huskies to a pair of victories last week. He opened the week with his first career double-double in recording career-highs of 23 points and 12 rebounds in the 88-72 win over No. 12 LSU. He shot 10-of-16 (.625) from the field and was instrumental in stopping LSU All-American Glen "Big Baby" Davis' double-digit scoring streak at 48 games. He capped the week by matching his career-high with 23 points and added nine rebounds in the 80-51 win over Weber State. For the week, he shot 20-of-30 (.667) from the field, 6-of-7 (.857) from the free throw line, and averaged 2.0 assists and 1.5 blocked shots.
The three blocked shots posted last week by Hawes pushes his team-leading total to 27 rejections. That's one more than last season's team leader, Brandon Roy, compiled during the entire 2005-06 season.
This is the first weekly honor for Hawes and Washington's 28th Player of the Week all-time.
2006-07 U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the Week: Nov. 20 - Chase Budinger, Fr., F, ARIZ. Nov. 27 - Darren Collison, So., G, UCLA. Dec. 4 - Josh Shipp, So., G/F, UCLA. Dec. 11 - Daven Harmeling, So., F, WSU. Dec. 18 - Bryce Taylor, Jr., G, ORE. Dec. 26 - Spencer Hawes, Fr., C, WASH.