After unleashing a 33 point barrage against Washington State and following it up with another double digit point output against Hawaii this past Saturday, Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos was recognized as the West Coast Conference player of the week.
The freshman guard has made a huge impact on the program in his first three games. He is leading the team in minutes played at 31 and points per game at nearly 19. He also leads the team in assists, free throw percentage, and three-point percentage. His performance against WSU makes up for virtually all of these gaudy statistics as he exploded for 33 points in 37 minutes against the Cougs. In that game he was 9-13 from long range and connected on each of his six free throws to help guide the Bulldogs past WSU.
While he started the season coming off the bench, Pangos is now the starting point guard for the Zags and is part of what is looking like a very dynamic freshman duo with he and Gary Bell both being huge parts of Gonzaga's early success.