INDIANAPOLIS (USBWA) – The U.S.
Basketball Writers Association has selected Army West Point
guard Tommy Funk as its Oscar Robertson
National Player of the Week for games ending the week of
Sunday, Feb. 2.
the Patriot League Player of the Week, Funk 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.
Funk, a 5-11 senior from Warrington, Pa., averaged 26.0 points,
5.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists in league wins over Bucknell (68-59)
and Lehigh (80-79) to help extend a program-record league winning
streak to six games for the Black Knights.
Last Wednesday, Funk scored 19 points and added six rebounds
and five assists to push the Black Knights past Bucknell. He followed
that up with a career-high 33 points on 10-of-14 shooting – including
7-for-9 from 3-point range – in the one-point victory over the Mountain
Hawks on Saturday.
Funk is the second Patriot League player to earn the USBWA's
National Player of the Week honor since the program was started
in the 2009-10 season and the first since Bucknell's Mike Muscala
the following season.
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.
2019-20 Oscar Robertson National Players of the Week
Week ending Nov. 17: Myles Powell, Seton Hall (Big East Conference)
Week ending Nov. 24: Vernon Carey Jr., Duke (Atlantic Coast Conference)
Week ending Dec. 1: Jon Teske, Michigan (Big Ten Conference)
Week ending Dec. 8: Luka Garza, Iowa (Big Ten Conference)
Week ending Dec. 15: Payton Pritchard, Oregon (Pac-12 Conference)
Week ending Dec. 22: Jhivvan Jackson, UTSA (Conference USA)
Week ending Dec. 29: Nick Richards, Kentucky (Southeastern Conference)
Week ending Jan. 5: Cassius Winston, Michigan State (Big Ten Conference)
Week ending Jan. 12: Jared Butler, Baylor (Big 12 Conference)
Week ending Jan. 19: Markus Howard, Marquette (Big East Conference)
Week ending Jan. 26: Chris Duarte, Oregon (Pac-12 Conference)
Week ending Feb. 2: Tommy Funk, Army West Point (Patriot League)
Week ending Feb. 9: Jalen Harris, Nevada (Mountain West Conference)
Week ending Feb. 16: Remy Martin, Arizona State (Pac-12 Conference)
Week ending Feb. 23: Marcus Zegarowski, Creighton (Big East Conference)
Week ending March 1: Taveion Hollingsworth, WKU (Conference USA)