INDIANAPOLIS (USBWA) – The U.S. Basketball Writers
Association has selected Gonzaga forward Drew Timme
as its Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week
for games ending the week of Sunday, Feb. 14.
the West Coast Conference Player of the Week, Timme 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. Once again, the USBWA will select a Division I men's
National Player of the Week each Tuesday throughout the season.
The USBWA has named Oscar Robertson National Players of the Week
since the 2009-10 season.
Timme, a 6-10 sophomore forward from Richardson, Texas, poured
in a combined 48 points in two wins for the top-ranked Zags last
week while shooting 79.2 percent (19-of-24) from the field. He also
had 23 rebounds and three blocks in the wins over BYU and San Francisco.
Last Saturday at San Francisco Timme shot 11-of-12 from the field,
making his first eight shots while scoring 21 of his 28 points in
the first half and finishing one point short of his career-high
scoring total. His 28/10 game came in only 22 minutes of play and
he added two blocks.
Monday at BYU, Timme had his third double-double of the season
with 20 points and 13 rebounds shooting 8-of-12 from the field.
Timme has averaged 21.8 points per game with 72.5 percent shooting
from the field over his last six games and now leads the WCC with
19.35 points per game shooting a league-leading 64 percent from
the field. He is fourth in the WCC averaging 7.25 rebounds per game
and has four double-doubles.
He has been the WCC's Player of the Week three times now and
twice in February. The Zags have earned nine of the 12 WCC honors
Timme is the third Gonzaga player to ever earn the National Player
of the Week and the second this season. Forward Corey Kispert snagged
the honor for games the week of Dec. 27. They are the first Gonzaga
players to be so honored since Kyle Whiltjer won it twice during
the 2014-15 season. The last WCC player prior to Kispert to win
the weekly honor was Jock Landale of St. Mary's following the week
of Jan. 21, 2018.
Gonzaga hosts St. Mary's at 6 p.m. PT Thursday and San Diego
at 8 p.m. PT Saturday. Both games are on ESPN2.
Since the 1958-59 season, the USBWA has named a National Player
of the Year. In 1998, the award was named in honor of the University
of Cincinnati Hall of Famer and two-time USBWA Player of the Year
Oscar Robertson. It is the nation's oldest award and the only
one named after a former player.
At the conclusion of the regular season, the USBWA will name
finalists for the award, which is voted on by the entire membership.
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association was formed in
1956 at the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers.
With some 900 members worldwide, it is one of the most influential
organizations in college basketball. It has selected an All-America
team since the 1956-57 season. For more information on the USBWA
and the Oscar Robertson Trophy, contact executive director Malcolm
Moran at 814-574-1485.
2020-21 Oscar Robertson National Players of the Week
Week ending Dec. 20: Boo Buie, Northwestern (Big Ten
• Week ending Dec. 27: Corey Kispert,
Gonzaga (West Coast Conference)
• Week ending
Jan. 3: Liam Robbins, Minnesota (Big Ten Conference)
Week ending Jan. 10: Matthew Hurt, Duke (Atlantic
• Week ending Jan. 17: Matt
Lewis, James Madison (Colonial Athletic Association)
Week ending Jan. 24: Jared Butler, Baylor (Big 12
• Week ending Jan. 31: Keve Aluma,
Virginia Tech (Atlantic Coast Conference)
Week ending Feb. 7: Terry Taylor, Austin Peay (Ohio Valley Conference)
Week ending Feb. 14: Drew Timme, Gonzaga (West Coast
• Week ending Feb. 21: Noah Williams,
Washington State (Pac-12 Conference)
ending Feb. 28: Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State (Big 12 Conference)
• All-time USBWA National
Players of the Week (Since 2009-10)