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Stanford's Huestis is voted Pac-12 Player of the Week

Stanford senior forward Josh Huestis has been named Pac-12 Player of the Week in men's basketball, as announced Monday.

It's the second career honor for Huestis and second for a Cardinal player this season after Chasson Randle received the conference's weekly recognition back in November.

The last time Stanford was honored with two award winners in the same year was during the 2009-10 campaign when Landry Fields was recognized twice.

Huestis was instrumental in propelling Stanford (18-8, 9-5 Pac-12) to a homestand sweep of USC and UCLA, as the Cardinal has won five of its past six to move into a tie for third place in the conference standings.

Huestis averaged 16.5 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks, while shooting 50.0 percent overall (12-24) and 72.7 percent (8-11) from the free throw line last week.

In the 80-59 rout of USC, Huestis tallied three blocks to increase his career total to 169 and surpass the previous school record of 167 established by Tim Young (1994-99).

Huestis' record-breaking block came at the 18:08 mark of the second half, swatting a layup attempt from Strahinja Gavrilovic. He also scored 11 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds for his sixth double-double.

Two days later in an 83-74 upset of No. 23 UCLA, Huestis matched his career high with 22 points, to go along with six rebounds and five blocks.

A strong candidate for Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, Huestis is averaging 11.3 points and a team-high 8.4 rebounds per game, along with 53 blocks.

Huestis is one of only three Stanford players to boast career marks of at least 500 points, 500 rebounds and 100 blocks: Huestis (910, 758, 174), Tim Young (1544, 1070, 167) and Howard Wright (1599, 860, 121).

Stanford travels to Tempe to take on Arizona State at 8 p.m. (PT) on Wednesday night.

— Stanford Athletics

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