By the Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA freshman guard Kyle Anderson was named the Pac-12 men’s basketball player of the week for the week of Feb. 24-March 3, the Conference announced Monday.
Anderson averaged 19.0 points and 11.0 rebounds and was perfect from the free-throw line in UCLA’s sweep over ARIZONA STATE and ARIZONA. In the 79-74 overtime victory over the Sun Devils, Anderson went 6-for-14 from the field (.429) and he shot a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line. With 21 points on the night Anderson was one of three freshman for UCLA to tally over 20 points in the victory. He recorded his eighth double-double of the season with 15 rebounds and added three assists, four blocks and a steal.
In the 74-69 win over then-No. 11 Arizona, Anderson tallied 17 points as he shot 8-for-16 from the field (.500). He scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half as he finished the night with seven rebounds, three assists, a block and a steal. Anderson has scored in double figures in each of UCLA’s last four games and has grabbed at least 10 rebounds in 11 contests.
This is Anderson’s first career player of the week. It is the 56th all-time selection for UCLA.
UCLA stays on the road this week as they travel to WASHINGTON STATE for a mid-week game on Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Networks. it wraps up regular season play at WASHINGTON on Saturday, March 9 at 11 a.m. PT on CBS.
For more information including a full television schedule, please visit www.pac-12.com.
Also Nominated: Kevin Parrom, ARIZ; Tyrone Wallace, CAL; Andre Roberson, COLO; Arsalan Kazemi, ORE; Roberto Nelson, OSU; Chasson Randle, STAN; Eric Wise, USC.
2012-13 Pac-12 Players of the Week
Nov. 12 Ahmad Starks, Jr., G, Oregon State
Nov. 19 Askia Booker, So., G, Colorado
Nov. 26 Justin Cobbs, Jr., G, California
Dec. 3 Carrick Felix, Sr., F, Arizona State
Dec. 10 Brock Motum, Sr., F, Washington State
Dec. 17 André Roberson, Jr., F, Colorado
Dec. 24 Eric Moreland, So., F, Oregon State
Dec. 31 Shabazz Muhammad, Fr., G/F, UCLA
Jan. 7 Carrick Felix, Sr., F, Arizona State
Jan. 14 C.J. Wilcox, Jr., G, Washington
Jan. 21 Mark Lyons, Sr., G, Arizona
Jan. 28 Carrick Felix, Sr., F, Arizona State
Feb. 4 Josh Huestis, Jr., F, Stanford
Feb. 11 Allen Crabbe, Jr., G, California
Feb. 18 Allen Crabbe, Jr., G, California
Feb. 25 Justin Cobbs, Jr., G, California
March 4 Kyle Anderson, Fr., G, UCLA