Andrew Andrews wins Pac-12 Player of the Week, and now prepares to make an assault on the Washington Huskies all-time scoring list
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The Washington Huskies did not perform particularly well at last week’s Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. However, as reported by gohuskies.com, Andrew Andrews played well enough in the Bahamas, to be named Pac-12 Player of the Week.
The Huskies guard set a tournament record, by averaging 23.7 points per game. He also averaged 10 rebounds over the three contests against Gonzaga, Texas and Charlotte.
Andrews best performance came in the last game against Charlotte, as he scored 30, grabbed 13 boards and added five dimes. In the process, he became only the second player under Lorenzo Romar to have at least 30 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a game. (The other player was Quincy Pondexter.)
This is the second time the senior has won the Pac-12 Player of the Week award. He previously took home the honor last season (February 16-22).
Nov 26, 2015; Paradise Island, BAHAMAS; Washington Huskies guard Andrew Andrews (12) celebrates with forward Marquese Chriss (0) against the Texas Longhorns in the second half during the 2015 Battle 4 Atlantis in the Imperial Arena at the Atlantis Resort.. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Andrews is off to a fine start in general this season, leading the Pac-12 in scoring with 21.7 points per game. (He has also improved his rebounding average to 7.7, good enough for 10th in the Pac-12.) If he continues at his current pace, he will do enough to move into sixth place on the Huskies all-time scoring list by the end of the 2015-16 campaign.
The Portland, Oregon native currently sits 27th in school history. However, he is in line to overtake such greats as Detlef Schrempf, Brandon Roy and Isaiah Thomas.
Seattle Times reporter Percy Allen has even gone as far as to suggest it is possible for Andrews to move up to second on the all-time scoring list when it’s all said and done. However, as Allen concedes, this would require an extended run in the Pac-12 Tournament, as well as a NCAA tournament appearance.
First things first though, the Huskies need to improve on their 4-2 record. They should get some help, as they get ready to embark on a eight-game home stand, starting this coming Sunday, against Cal State Fullerton.