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Josh Hawkinson wins Pac-12 Player of the Week

The Washington State forward helped the Cougars go 1-2 on the week at the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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The Pac-12 Conference announced Monday that Josh Hawkinson, the 6'10 Forward from Washington State, was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week for the week of December 28th.

The Cougars played in the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii over the holidays and Hawkinson continued his double-double play. With 4 consecutive double-doubles going into the classic, Hawkinson was able to get 16 points and 10 rebounds against #3 Oklahoma to push that to 5 although the Cougars fell 80-68. They then took on Northern Iowa where he was able to score 14 points and haul in 13 rebounds as the Cougars fell again 63-59. The Cougars bounced back against New Mexico as Hawkinson was able to get 19 points and 10 rebounds in the 82-59 victory.

Hawkinson now has 7 consecutive double-doubles and 9 on the season. He leads the conference and is 6th in the nation.

Other players nominated this week were: Ryan Anderson - Arizona, Willie Atwood - Arizona State, Josh Fortune - Colorado, Dillon Brooks - Oregon, Tres Tinkle - Oregon State, Dorian Pickens - Stanford, Isaac Hamilton - UCLA, Jordan McLaughlin - USC, and Andrew Andrews - Washington.

Hawkinson averages a double-double every game and will look to continue his success into the new year when the Cougars take on USC on January 1st at 7pm in Pullman before hosting #25 UCLA on January 3rd at 7pm.

Men's Basketball:

Washington State’s Josh Hawkinson earns Pac-12 player of week | The Seattle Times
The Cougar forward from Shorecrest High averaged a double-double at the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu.

Josh Hawkinson Named Pac-12 Player of the Week - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The award is the first of Hawkinson's career.

WSU's Hawkinson garners first Pac-12 men's basketball weekly award | Pac-12
WASHINGTON STATE junior Josh Hawkinson earned his first career Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week award on Dec. 28.

Women's Basketball:

Cougars Host Washington to Open Pac-12 Play - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
WSU will face Washington at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Beasley Coliseum.

Washington State women hardly look like they are rebuilding | The Seattle Times
The Cougars lost star players but are off to a 9-2 start thanks in part to freshman Borislava Hristova. The Cougars open Pac-12 play Tuesday, hosting Washington and Kelsey Plum.

Football:

Washington State WR Gabe Marks will return for senior his year | FOX Sports
Washington State WR Gabe Marks will return for senior his year