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.
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