WAC Player of the Week: Roderick Flemings

December 15th, 2008
DENVER - University of Hawai‘i guard Roderick Flemings has been named the Western Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 8-14. The honor marks the first career WAC Player of the Week award for Flemings.


Flemings, a junior from Dallas, Texas (Weatherford College), tied a school record for points by a UH player in the Stan Sheriff Center when he registered a career-high 37 points in a 75-55 win over Eastern Washington last week. Flemings finished 16-of-23 (.696) from the field, 1-of-3 from beyond the arc, and 4-of-6 from the charity stripe against the Eagles. He scored nine straight points during a crucial UH run in the second half to deny an Eastern Washington rally.


In a 68-58 loss at Illinois, Flemings recorded his second straight double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. He also added three blocks against the Illini.


On the week, Flemings averaged 25.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists, while shooting 64.7 (22-of-34) percent from the field.


Other nominees included: Boise State senior Aaron Garner scored a career-high 19 points at BYU, tallying 17 in the first half of the game ... Fresno State junior Sylvester Seay scored 15 points in a win over Cal State Bakersfield and added 17 more against Montana ... Louisiana Tech junior Kyle Gibson averaged 18.0 points in a pair of wins over ULM and Centenary ... New Mexico State sophomore Wendell McKines posted a pair of double-doubles in wins over Sacramento State and UTEP ... San Jose State senior Tim Pierce scored a game-high 23 points in a win at San Diego ... Utah State senior Gary Wilkinson scored a career-high 29 points in a road win at Utah Valley.