Monday, February 16, 2009

Hash is Player of Week -- Again

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.


Anonymous Kevin said...

Dave what time is Dyson go into surgery? thought it was noon time? When can we expect to hear about the path they chose for him?

12:32 PM 
Blogger David Borges said...

I believe Jim Calhoun said the surgery would be either at noon or 1 p.m. today. I'm sure we'll get some info within the next couple of hours, but I wouldn't get my hopes up. It's pretty much a lock that he's gone for the season.

And consider this: If he was able to come back, it wouldn't likely be until about mid-March, perhaps the first week of the NCAA tourney. Dyson will have sat out a full month, and we saw how rusty he was last season when he came back after missing a month. He was never really the same player the rest of the way.

I think it's best for both sides (mostly Dyson's) for him to call it a season.

12:38 PM 

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