DENVER (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawai'i sophomore forward Kamilah Jackson has been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 16-22. This is the first WAC Player of the Week honor of the season for Jackson and the second of her career.
The Oakland, Calif., native posted a pair of double-doubles to help lead the Rainbow Wahine to a pair of WAC wins. For the week, she averaged 16.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals, all above her season averages. In a 61-46 win over Louisiana Tech, which was just Hawai'i's fourth victory in 28 meetings, Jackson finished with game-highs of 16 points and 15 rebounds. She followed it up with 16 points and a game-high 11 rebounds in a 51-48 win over New Mexico State to put Hawai'i at 2-1 in the WAC for the first time since the 2002-03 season. Jackson now has 10 double-doubles this season and 23 on her career.
Overall, Jackson continues to lead the Rainbow Wahine averaging 14.3 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. Her 10.6 rebounds ranks her 15th in the NCAA DI and is also tops in the WAC and her 10 double-doubles ranks her 10th in the nation. She has now scored in double figures in 15-of-18 games and has grabbed double-digit rebounds in 12 games this season. Jackson also leads the team with 77 field-goals, 99 free-throws, 17 steals and is second on the team with 12 blocks.
The Rainbow Wahine raised their record to 7-11 overall and 2-1 in the WAC this past week after a pair of wins over Louisiana Tech and New Mexico State. This week, Hawai`i travels to Nevada and Fresno State for their third road trip of the season.