Harmeling is Pac-10 Player of the Week

    
February 6th, 2007

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - WASHINGTON STATE forward Daven Harmeling has been named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for January 29 - Feb. 4.

Harmeling, a redshirt sophomore from Grand Junction, Colo. averaged 14 points, 2.5 rebounds and one block as the Cougars swept the Arizona schools for the first time in school history. In the 72-66 win over No. 20 Arizona, Harmeling recorded 12 points, shooting .420 from the floor (5-for-12). Harmeling led the Cougars offensively with 16 points in Washington State’s 48-47 nail-biting victory against Arizona State. For the week, he shot 10-of-22 (.455) from the field, including 5-for-12 from beyond the arc (.416).

The weekend sweep marked Washington State’s first Pac-10 road weekend sweep since the 2004 season when it swept the Los Angeles schools and was the first road sweep of the Arizona schools since the 1981-82 season.

This is the second weekly honor for Harmeling and Washington State’s 18th Player of the Week all-time. This marks the first time since the 1994-95 season that a Washington State player has earned the honor in the same season (Dominic Ellison and Mark Hendrickson). While no player from Washington State has won the award more than twice, Harmeling is just the second Cougar to garner the award twice in the same season since Joe Wallace was named player of the week Dec. 22 and Feb. 9 during the 1986-87 season.