HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - University of Hawai'i point guard Roderick Bobbitt has been named the Big West Conference's Men's Basketball Player of the Week. Bobbitt delivered two all-around solid performances in the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic that led to his first player of the week honor.
In sitting out only one minute in two games, he averaged 16.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 9.0 assists and 4.5 steals in a pair of Rainbow Warrior victories over Montana State and Coastal Carolina. His efforts helped propel the 'Bows into a championship matchup versus Nevada on Monday night.
Bobbitt posted a double-double in the season opener with 10 points and 14 assists against the Bobcats, setting a new Rainbow Classic assist record in the process. In addition, he had five rebounds, five steals and a block to give UH versatile contributions.
In the win over the Chanticleers, Bobbitt scored 23 points on 7-of-10 shooting and knocked down four three-pointers. He came up three points short of his career high, but again delivered in a variety of ways with five more boards, four assists and four steals.
For the week, Bobbitt shot 52.6 percent (10-of-19) from the field and 54.5 percent (6-of-11) from distance.