Gonzaga’s Petrusev named WCC player of the week for third time this season

Gonzaga's Filip Petrusev with the two-handed slam against Pacific. Petrusev finished the night with 15 points.
Gonzaga's Filip Petrusev with the two-handed slam against Pacific. Petrusev finished the night with 15 points.

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week the league office announced Monday.

Petrusev recorded his eighth double-double of the season in the No. 2/2 Zags’ (26-1, 12-0 West Coast Conference) 18th straight win Saturday at Pepperdine. He scored 27 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in Gonzaga’s 39th consecutive conference regular season win and 39th WCC road win in-a-row. The sophomore added three assists, a steal and a block in 35 minutes.

He made nine of his 20 shots from the field, and currently tops the West Coast Conference shooting 56.8 percent from the field. Petrusev also made 9-of-13 from the free-throw line. He matched his career-high for most points in a half, with 20 in the first half, the most in the first half in his career. The Belgrade, Serbia, native is second in the conference averaging 8.04 rebounds per game, third with 17.56 points per game, and fifth in blocks per game (0.93).

It is the third WCC weekly honor of the season for Petrusev and his second in three weeks. He is the third Bulldog to receive the honor this season, and it is the fifth time a GU player was named the conference player of the week.

Gonzaga welcomes San Francisco (17-10, 6-6 WCC) Thursday, before visiting No. 23 BYU (21-7, 10-3) Saturday.

Also Nominated: Dan Fotu, Saint Mary’s; Braun Hartfield, San Diego; TJ Haws, BYU; Jimbo Lull, San Francisco; Colbey Ross, Pepperdine; Eli Scott, LMU; Jahlil Tripp, Pacific

2019-20 #WCCHOOPS Men’s Basketball Player of the Week 

February 17 – Filip Petrusev, Gonzaga

February 10 – Jahlil Tripp, Pacific

February 3 – Filip Petrusev, Gonzaga

January 27 – Kameron Edwards, Pepperdine

January 20 – Corey Kispert, Gonzaga

January 13 – Charles Minlend, San Francisco

January 6 – Jahlil Tripp, Pacific

December 31 – Ryan Woolridge, Gonzaga

December 23 – Colbey Ross, Pepperdine

December 16 – Jordan Ford, Saint Mary’s

December 9 – Eli Scott, LMU

December 2 – TJ Haws, BYU

November 25 – Isaiah White, Portland

November 18 – Filip Petrusev, Gonzaga

November 11 – Jordan Ford, Saint Mary’s