2005: NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week
June 23, 2008
February 28, 2005 — The Toronto Raptors announced Monday that
guard/forward Jalen Rose was named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the
Week for games played February 22 through February 27. This is the
second time during his 11-year career that Rose has captured the award
and he becomes only the third player in Raptors history to receive the
Rose led the Raptors to a 3-0 record, posting averages of 24.0 points,
4.7 rebounds, 1.00 blocks and 37.0 minutes, while connecting on 26 of
his 47 field goal attempts (.553). He netted a game-best 30 points,
which included 10 points in the fourth quarter, to go along with eight
rebounds as part of Toronto?s 100-82 win at New Jersey on February 22.
He followed that performance with 16 points, three rebounds and three
assists during the 106-102 win at Milwaukee on February 25. Rose
finished his week Sunday with a team-best 26 points, shooting
eight-for-17 from the field and nine-for-10 from the free throw line,
to go along with five rebounds and three assists in a 108-102 win
versus the Lakers. During the fourth quarter of the game, he netted 10
of his 12 points during the final three minutes.
Rose is averaging a team-best 17.1 points, with 3.4 rebounds, 2.3
assists and 30.8 minutes in 55 games this season. He has scored 20 or
more points in 13 of the past 17 games and has led the Raptors in
scoring a team-best 18 times this season. The University of Michigan
grad previously won NBA Player of the Week honours for games played
March 13-19, 2000, as a member of the Indiana Pacers.
Raptors forward Chris Bosh won the Eastern Conference Player of the
Week award earlier this season for games played January 3-9, 2005.
Toronto begins a four-game road trip in San Antonio on Wednesday night
at 8:30 p.m. Eastern. Mike Bibby of the Sacramento Kings was named the
NBA Western Conference Player of the Week.