Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Dec. 3, 2001

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - WASHINGTON sophomore guard Curtis Allen has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for November 26 - December 2, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Allen, from Tacoma, Wash., averaged 24.0 points and 6.0 assists in a pair of Husky wins. He improved his career-high scoring total in consecutive games last week as Washington swept its games against UNLV and San Diego to improve to 5-1 on the season. For the week, Allen shot 11-of-18 (.611) from the field, 7-of-11 (.636) from three-point range and was 17-of-18 (.944) from the free throw line.

Against UNLV on Nov. 28, Allen tallied 21 points and distributed a career-high eight assists in the Huskies' 77-64 win. Later that week in San Diego, Allen improved his single-game scoring best to 25 points and added four assists in UW's 98-94 victory.

Allen currently ranks second on the team with a 15.2 scoring average and leads the Huskies with 5.0 assists per contest. For the season, he is shooting 57.5 percent from the field (ninth in the Pac-10), including 52-percent accuracy (13-of-25) from three-point range (sixth in the Pac-10). Allen is also shooting 94 percent from the free throw line (32-of-34), which ranks fourth in the Pac-10.

It is the first weekly award for Allen, the 19th all-time honor for the Huskies.

2001-02 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Nov. 26 - Jason Gardner, ARIZ. Dec. 3 - Curtis Allen, WASH.

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