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Stepteau scores Player of the Week honors

The nickname “Late-Clock Brocke” was quite appropriate for Brocke Stepteau on Monday.

Stepteau was named the Big West Conference Player of the Week on Monday for his performance during the final regular-season games of his collegiate career last week.

The 5-foot-9 senior guard averaged 19.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists to lead the Rainbow Warriors to road wins at UC Davis on March 7, then at Cal State Fullerton on March 9.

Stepteau scored 17 points with five assists at UC Davis, and led a Hawai’i rally that overcame a 15-point deficit in the second half. He then scored 21 points and grabbed a season-high seven rebounds in the victory at Cal State Fullerton.

For the week, Stepteau shot 11 for 17 from the field (64.7 percent), including 4 for 6 from 3-point range (66.7 percent), and was a perfect 12 for 12 on free throws. In the process, he set a new UH record for consecutive made free throws – he is currently at 34 (the previous mark was 29).

Stepteau earned the nickname “Late-Clock Brocke” (he is also called “Big Shot Brocke”) last season for his penchant for draining shots as the shot clock winds down.

It is the first Player of the Week Award for Stepteau, who joined the Warriors as a preferred walk-on prior to the 2014-15 season. It is also the first time this season that a Hawai’i player has received the award.

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