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NCAA names WSU's Noah Williams National Player of the Week

Williams put up 32 points, nine rebounds and seven assists on Thursday and then followed that up with 40 points on Saturday.
Credit: AP
Washington State guard Noah Williams (24) attempts a layup next to Stanford forward Oscar da Silva (13) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Pete Caster)

SPOKANE, Wash — Washington State men's basketball guard Noah Williams was named National Player of the Week by NCAA.com on Monday morning.

Williams had two monster performances for the Cougs, in which the team picked up two wins.

He put up 32 points, nine rebounds and seven assists on Thursday against California, On Saturday in triple overtime against Stanford, he scored 40 points. The guard became the first WSU player to do that since Klay Thompson in 2011.

He was also named Pac-12 Player of the Week.

Williams is averaging 14.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game this season.

Washington State's next game is on the road on Thursday against Arizona. Tip off is at 8 p.m.