By the Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - COLORADO sophomore guard Askia Booker has been named the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov.12-18, the Conference announced Monday.
The Los Angeles, Calif., native averaged 19.3 points on the weekend en route to being named the Charleston Classic MVP, helping Colorado win the tournament title with three victories. Booker scored a career-high 23 points in the championship game against Murray State, where the Buffs were victorious 81-74. He also tied a career-best four steals with two assists in the game.
Booker scored a game-high 16 points along with four rebounds and four assists in the first game of the tournament, a 67-57 win over Dayton. In the semi-finals, a 60-58 win over then-No. 16 Baylor, Booker earned a game-high 19 points with three assists and three steals. For the tournament, he shot 51.1 percent from the field (24-of-47) and made seven 3-pointers.
The Buffs host Air Force this week on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. MT on the Pac-12 Networks.
Also Nominated: Solomon HIll, ARIZ; Allen Crabbe, CAL; E.J. Singler, ORE; Devon Collier, OSU; Josh Huestis, STAN; Jordan Adams, UCLA; Abdul Gaddy, WASH.
2012-13 Pac-12 Players of the Week
Nov. 12 Ahmad Starks, Jr., G, Oregon State
Nov. 19 Askia Booker, So., G, Colorado