After lifting his team to two road wins this past week, University of Hawai’i junior forward Stefan Jankovic has been named the Big West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. It is the first such honor of his career and fourth of the season for the ‘Bows.
Jankovic averaged 17.5 points and 9.5 rebounds to help Hawai’i to wins against UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly and an unprecedented 4-0 conference road record. He just missed on back-to-back double-doubles while helping UH move into a tie for first place with UC Irvine and setting up a showdown this Thursday at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Jankovic posted his fourth double-double of the year with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a 76-64 triumph at UC Santa Barbara. He added three assists and a blocked shot in 24 minutes of action.
In a 75-60 win at Cal Poly, Jankovic posted 19 points and, in grabbing nine rebounds, was one board shy of his second double-double in as many games. He also tallied two assists as the ‘Bows swept the Central Coast road trip for the first time since joining the Big West in 2012-13.
The four conference Player of the Week nods equals a UH single season record shared by five other teams.
Jankovic shot an identical 7-12 in both games and 58.3 percent overall for the week. He also made 6-7 free throws. Jankovic is No. 5 in the Big West in scoring (15.3 ppg), No. 6 in rebounding (6.6 rpg) and No. 3 in field goal percentage (.561).