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Josh Hawkinson named Pac-12 Player of the Week

In this Dec. 22, 2015 file photo, Washington State forward Josh Hawkinson, front left, controls a rebound as Oklahoma forward Khadeem Lattin watches during the first half of the Diamond Head Classic. Hawkinson will play for the Pac-12 team this summer in Australia. (Eugene Tanner / Associated Press)
In this Dec. 22, 2015 file photo, Washington State forward Josh Hawkinson, front left, controls a rebound as Oklahoma forward Khadeem Lattin watches during the first half of the Diamond Head Classic. Hawkinson will play for the Pac-12 team this summer in Australia. (Eugene Tanner / Associated Press)

PULLMAN – Washington State power forward Josh Hawkinson collected three double-doubles at the Diamondhead Classic to win Pac-12 player of the week.

Of course, if double-doubles are the standard by which Hawkinson is judged, this probably will not be his only award this season. The junior from Shoreline leads the conference and is sixth in the country with nine double-doubles, and has collected at least 10 points and 10 rebounds in each of WSU’s last seven games.

The 6-foot-10 Hawkinson had 16 points and 10 rebounds, along with four steals, in the team’s loss to No. 3 Oklahoma. He followed that performance with 14 points and 13 boards in a close loss to Northern Iowa, and scored 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the win over New Mexico. He shot better than 50 percent from the field in all three games.

This is Hawkinson’s first Pac-12 player of the week award.

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