University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo basketball player Nadjrick Peat sent enough opponent shots back to sender and grabbed enough rebounds to earn PacWest Defender of the Week honors—his second this season. The 6-foot-11 shot blocker had eight send-backs in two games last week, four each against Academy of Art University and Dominican University of California.
Peat had 16 points and nine rebounds against the Penguins, and added 10 more points and eight boards versus the Urban Knights. Thirteen of his 17 rebounds for the week came on the defensive end of the court. His 26 points for the week came on efficient 10-of-14 shooting from the field.
On the season, Peat leads the PacWest with 2.7 blocks per game.