Feb. 4, 2013
STANFORD, Calif.- Junior Josh Huestis has been named the Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Jan. 28-Feb. 3.
The honor is the first of Huestis' career and first for a men's basketball player since Landry Fields back on Jan. 26, 2010.
A native of Great Falls, Mont., Huestis led Stanford to its first home sweep during conference play and was also named Pac-12 Player of the Week. The Cardinal throttled No. 10/12 Oregon 76-52 on Jan. 30, knocking off its first top-10 opponent in five years. Four days later, Stanford defeated Oregon State 81-73 to improve to 5-4 in league action.
Huestis averaged 15.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks while shooting 68.8 percent overall and 77.8 percent from the foul line during the homestand. He now has four double-doubles on the year.
In Wednesday's win over the Ducks, Huestis tallied 14 points and 13 rebounds in 29 minutes. He was 6-9 from the field and finished with three blocks. In Sunday's victory over the Beavers, Huestis collected 16 points and 13 boards in 33 minutes. In addition to dishing out a career-high four assists, Huestis blocked two shots and was 5-7 from the field as the Cardinal pulled away down the stretch.
With five more swats this week, Huestis moved into seventh place in school history for career blocks (96), passing Josh Childress. Next up on the charts is Brook Lopez, who stands in sixth place with 101.
Huestis is averaging 9.3 points and 9.6 rebounds per game with a team-best 46 blocks while starting all 22 contests. He's bidding to become the first Stanford player to average a double-double since Curtis Borchardt (16.9 ppg, 11.4 rpg) in 2001-02.
Previous Athletes of the Week
Also Nominated: Michael Atchoo (men's track and field), Ivana Hong (women's gymnastics), Steven Irvin (men's volleyball), Felicia Lee (women's swimming), Chiney Ogwumike (women's basketball), Maciek Romanowicz (men's tennis), Evan Silver (wrestling), Ellen Tsay (women's tennis), Amy Weissenbach (women's track and field), Anna Yelizarova (women's water polo).