Frahm Named WCC Men's Basketball Player Of Week

Jan. 10, 2000

Gonzaga University senior guard Richie Frahm has been named the West Coast Conference men's basketball Player of the Week.

The red hot Frahm averaged 26.0 points in a pair of Bulldogs wins, shooting an incredible 80.0 percent from the field (16-of-20),including a blistering 9-for-11 (81.8 percent) on 3-pointers. He is now GU's all-time trey-maker with 233, which also ranks 7th on the all-time WCC list. He surpassed John Rillie's school mark of 230.

Frahm, a 6-5 sharpshooter from Battle Ground, Wash., was a perfect 7-for-7 from the field enroute to 27 points against the University of Texas-Pan American last Saturday, making all four of his threes. He canned 5-of-7 treys with 25 points in a win at Idaho. He has scored 20 or more points in five of his last six games, including a season-high 32 against the University of Colorado.

He is averaging a team-high 16.7 ppg this year. After a slow start from the field, he is shooting 46.2 percent (86-186), 40.6 percent from long range (43-106) and 80.7 percent from the free throw line (46-57).

Frahm and the Bulldogs (10-5) open West Coast Conference play Thursday when the University of San Francisco visits The Kennel, followed by Santa Clara University on Saturday. Both games start at 7 p.m., with Saturday's game on various FOX Sports affiliates throughout the West Coast.



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