Isaiah Thomas earns Pac-10 Player of the Week honors

Jan 10, 2011, 12:57 PM | Updated: Apr 5, 2011, 11:20 am

IT staff

For the second consecutive week a Husky has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week.

Junior guard Isaiah Thomas earned the honor Monday after leading the Huskies to a 4-0 start in conference play – its best start since 1984 – with a sweep of the Oregon schools this past weekend. Senior forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning won the award for the first time last week. It is the first time two Huskies have been recognized for the award in consecutive weeks since its inception during the 1983-1984 season.

This is Thomas’ first career Pac-10 Player of the Week award where he carried a backcourt deprived of sophomore point guard Abdul Gaddy, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in practice last week. Thomas (above) averaged 19.5 points, 8.5 assists, and shot 46.2 percent from three-point range in the two wins over Oregon and Oregon State.

The Huskies look to stay perfect in the Pac-10 when they travel to the Bay Area to face Stanford and California beginning Thursday in Palo Alto.

In other news:

– The 18th-ranked Huskies have re-entered the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll for the first time since the week of Dec. 6-12 with their sweep of the Oregon schools. The Huskies also jumped six spots in the AP Top-25 Poll from 23rd to 17th. This is the first time the Huskies have been ranked in both polls since Dec. 12.

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