ST. LOUIS (USBWA) – The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected the Eastern Washington guard Tyler Harvey as its Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week for games ending the week of Sunday, Jan. 4. The USBWA's weekly honor is presented by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.
As the Big Sky Conference Player of the Week, Harvey was nominated for the weekly award, which was chosen by a representative of the USBWA board of directors from a list of Division I conference players of the week. This is the sixth season that the USBWA has selected a national player of the week.
Harvey, a 6-4 junior guard from Torrance, Calif., scored a career-high 39 points in Eastern Washington's 84-78 win over defending Big Sky champion and preseason favorite Weber State on Thursday. He connected on 7-of-10 from 3-point range and was 12-of-19 overall from the field. He also made all eight of his free throws. The 39 points were the most by a Big Sky player this season. Harvey scored 16 points with three assists and two rebounds in the Eagles’ 65-57 win over Idaho State on Saturday to average 27.5 points per game last week.
For the week, Harvey shot .526 from 3-point range, .516 overall from the floor, and was 13-of-13 from the free-throw line. Following the 39-point game against Weber State, he moved into the national lead in scoring (23.4). He also leads the nation in 3-point field goals per game (4.6). Harvey has scored in double figures in 26 consecutive games.
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