Lawrence Hill is the Pac-10 Player of the Week.
Hill had 25 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists in one game. But hey, he was 2 for 2 from three point range! What a world beater.
Aron Baynes had 36 points and 23 boards in two huge wins for WSU. He had two double-doubles. [Edit: he was also 1 for 1 from three point range, because who
Taylor Rochestie had 44 points, 14 assists and only 2 turnovers in two games. He also scored 30 points in one game, which according to my scientific calculations is, in fact, a number greater than 25. He was at least nominated for POW.
The other two nominees were media favorite white guy Chase Budinger, whose team lost two games this weekend, and Joevan Catron, who wasn't that impressive and whose team lost two games this weekend.
EDIT: Grippi drops the hammer!
I was expecting to link you to a Pac-10 release in which Taylor Rochestie, WSU’s nominee, would be named the conference’s player of the week. In the two Cougar road wins, Rochestie had 44 points – a career-high 30 against Oregon – 14 assists and two turnovers. But, alas, I’m not able to do that. Stanford’s Lawrence Hill, a good guy who had a career-high 25 points in a home upset of Cal, was named the conference’s player of the week. I guess Hill’s three rebounds and three assists made the difference. After all, he is 6-foot-8 and he’s supposed to rebound. The 6-1 Rochestie, a point guard, mind you, only had six rebounds in the two games. Nice choice. Oh, I forgot. Stanford is located in California.
This conference is a joke.