Feb. 4, 2013
STANFORD, Calif.- Junior forward Josh Huestis has been named Pac-12 Player of the Week for Jan. 28-Feb. 3, as announced today by Commissioner Larry Scott.
The honor is the first for a Stanford player since Landry Fields earned the conference's weekly recognition back on Feb. 22, 2010.
A native of Great Falls, Mont., Huestis led Stanford to its first home sweep during Pac-12 play. 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.
Also Nominated: Solomon Hill (ARIZ), Jahii Carson (ASU), Richard Solomon (CAL), Jason Washburn (UTAH), Aziz N'Diaye (WASH).
2012-13 Pac-12 Players of the Week: Nov. 12 - Ahmad Starks (OSU), Nov. 19 - Askia Booker (COLO), Nov. 26 - Justin Cobbs (CAL), Dec. 3 - Carrick Felix (ASU), Dec. 10 - Brock Motum (WSU), Dec. 17 - André Roberson (COLO), Dec. 24 - Eric Moreland (OSU), Dec. 31 - Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA), Jan. 7 - Carrick Felix (ASU), Jan. 14 - C.J. Wilcox (WASH), Jan. 21 - Mark Lyons (ARIZ), Jan. 28 - Carrick Felix (ASU).