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UH’s Jankovic earns Big West hoops award

  • DARRELL MIHO/SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Stefan Jankovic splits the defense and gets fouled against the Cal Poly Mustangs during a game on Saturday night at Mott Athletic Center.

A pair of strong efforts on the road earned Hawaii basketball forward Stefan Jankovic his first career Big West Player of the Week award today.

Jankovic, a 6-foot-11 junior, led the Rainbow Warriors to wins at UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly last week by averaging 17.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in the two games along the Central California coast. He shot 58 percent across the 76-64 victory at UCSB and 75-60 decision at Cal Poly, helping UH start 4-0 in conference road games for the first time in program history.

UH (18-3, 7-1 Big West) heads into a showdown with co-leader UC Irvine (18-6, 7-1) on Thursday at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Jankovic was not overly impressed by the honor.

“The award means nothing, I’m looking ahead to the Irvine game on Thursday to finally take over the No. 1 spot,” Jankovic messaged the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

He is the third UH player to receive the BWC weekly honors this season, along with guards Roderick Bobbitt and Isaac Fleming. Bobbitt was honored twice.

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