He joins Reeves Nelson, Derrick Williams and Klay Thompson as 2-time Players of the Week this year. Impressive! … and vastly due.
Considering he also won the award two weeks ago, and is on the tear of all tears, it wouldn’t be a stretch in the least to see IT win Player of the Month. All a part of my master plan of seeing IT as Player of the Year – which, should we win first place in the conference, HAS to happen.
Pac-10 play started on December 29th; it was an overtime win @ USC, but Isaiah had a rough go in that game. You want to see his breakdown since in the last 7 games?
- 17 points, 9 assists @ UCLA
- 20 points, 9 assists vs. Oregon
- 19 points, 8 assists vs. OSU
- 14 points, 7 assists @ Stanford
- 27 points, 13 assists @ Cal
- 22 points, 10 assists vs. Arizona
- 19 points, 8 assists vs. ASU
That’s all in January, save for the 12/31 game in UCLA; an average of 20 and 9. Saying nothing of the work he does rebounding, his hustle for loose balls, and the lockdown defense he displays on the other team’s best guard. Considering we’re 5-1 with one more game to go on the 30th in Wazzu, I’m putting all smart dollars on IT winning it.