Monday, February 16, 2009
For the second straight week, Hasheem Thabeet has been named the Big East's Player of the Week.
In a pair of UConn wins, Thabeet averaged 16.5 points, 18 boards and 8 blocks. He also anchored a Husky defense that held Syracuse 29 points below its season average and Seton Hall 22 below its average.
In the Seton Hall win, Thabeet posted career highs of 25 points and 20 boards, and blocked nine shots (or more, if you listen to Jim Calhoun). The 20 rebounds were the most in a single game by a UConn player since Emeka Okafor tore down 22 in February, 2004 against Notre Dame.