Funk Named USBWA National Player of the Week
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, February 2.
As 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 firstie 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. Read more.