Hawaii basketball guard Isaac Fleming was named the Big West Player of the Week today for his efforts in the Rainbow Warriors’ two road wins last week.
It is the first such award in the sophomore’s career. He is the second UH player to receive the conference’s weekly honor this season; point guard Roderick Bobbitt has gotten it twice.
Fleming averaged 19 points in an 80-71 win at UC Riverside on Thursday and an 86-79 overtime defeat of Cal State Fullerton in Titan Gym on Saturday.
He poured in a career-high 23 against the Titans, including four 3-pointers.
Fleming messaged the Honolulu Star-Advertiser: “I’m very happy to receive it but it’s just an accomplishment and it’s a long season and I’m ready to get back to business and continue to win in conference play and finally get into the top 25!”
The Rainbows received three points in the Associated Press Top 25 poll today, down from four last week despite the road wins. They received no votes in the USA Today Coaches poll where they’d received one last week.
UH (15-2, 4-0 Big West) is off to its best start since the 2001-02 squad also went 15-2 in its first 17 games. That team eventually made the NCAA Tournament.
The Rainbows host UC Davis (6-10, 1-2) on Saturday in their only game of the week.