Matisse Thybulle Earns Pac-12 Player Of The Week

Per The University of Washington Press Release…..

SEATTLE – University of Washington senior Matisse Thybulle has been named the Pac-12 Player of the Week for the first time of his career, the conference announced on Monday. Thybulle, who has started 126-straight games, is the second UW player to earn the weekly accolade this season, joining sophomore Jaylen Nowell, as the Huskies are now 22-5 overall and 13-1 in league action.
Thybulle, who is a semifinalist for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year, averaged 13.5 points, 6 steals, 5 rebounds and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field and 57.1 percent from 3-point range in two UW wins. His 96 steals this season are fourth on the Pac-12 single-steals list, and should he get four more, he’d be the only player in Pac-12 history to have two 100 steal seasons as he recorded 101 a year ago in 34 games.
The senior had stat lines of 10 points, seven rebounds, six steals and four blocks against Utah then went for 17 points, six steals, five blocks and five rebounds in 25 minutes against Colorado. He’s the only player in the NCAA this season to put together those numbers in a single game.
Thybulle also moved past Brevin Knight of Stanford on the Pac-12 All-Time Steals list as he now has 301 career steals, just 20 behind record holder Gary Payton of Oregon State (321). Additionally, Thybulle is just 21 blocks back from tying the UW record set by Christian Welp (186, 1984-87).
Washington heads to the Bay Area this week to face California on Thursday at 8 p.m. (FS1) and then Stanford on Sunday at 1 p.m.  (ESPN2).