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Husky top player for third time in four weeks

For the third time in the last four weeks, a Washington Husky has been named Pac-10 men's basketball player of the week.

This time it's junior guard Isaiah thomas, who put together this string of amazing numbers: averaging 20.5 points, nine assists, six rebounds and to steals in leading UW to a sweep of the Arizona schools.

Here's the release from the Pac-10:

WASHINGTON’s Isaiah Thomas was named Pac-10 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of January 17-23, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. The junior guard led the Huskies to wins over Arizona and Arizona State over the weekend.

The Tacoma, Wash., native averaged 20.5 points, 9.0 assists, 6.0 rebounds and and 2.0 steals as the Huskies moved to 7-1 in the Pac-10 for the first time since 1987. In the 85-68 win over the Wildcats on Thursday, Thomas notched his second-consecutive double-double with 22 points and 10 assists. He became just the second Husky ever with back-to-back 10 assist games and the first NCAA player since Northeastern’s Jose Juan Barea in February 2006 to post two-straight games with at least 20 points and 10 assists. Thomas also added six rebounds against Arizona. He followed that up with 19 points, eight assists, six rebounds and three steals as Washington defeated the Sun Devils, 88-75. Thomas moved up to seventh all-time among UW career assist leaders with 312 and also ranks 13th on the school’s scoring list with 1,456.

It is Thomas’ second career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and the 41st weekly recognition for Washington all-time.

The Huskies travel to Pullman to face rival WASHINGTON STATE on Sunday at 7 p.m.

Also Nominated: Derrick Williams, ARIZ; Harper Kamp, CAL; E.J. Singler, ORE; Lazeric Jones, UCLA; DeAngelo Casto, WSU

2010-11 Pac-10 Men’s Basketball Player of the WeekNov. 22 - Reeves Nelson, UCLANov. 29 - Klay Thompson, WSUDec. 6 - Derrick Williams, ARIZDec. 13 - Klay Thompson, WSUDec. 20 - Reeves Nelson, UCLADec. 27 - Jio Fontan, USCJan. 3 - Matthew Bryan-Amaning, WASHJan. 10 - Isaiah Thomas, WASHJan. 17 - Derrick Williams, ARIZJan. 24 - Isaiah Thomas, WASH