Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Dec. 17, 2001

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA junior forward Joe Shipp has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for December 10 - 16, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Shipp, from Los Angeles, Calif., scored a career-high 31 points (11-16 FG, 9-12 3FG) and pulled down six rebounds in last Tuesday's 97-75 win over Fresno State. His nine three-pointers set a Cal record, breaking the mark of seven set by Ryan Drew versus Oregon in 1990 and matched by Jason Kidd at Washington State in 1994. The nine treys fell just one shy of the Pac-10 record of 10 set by Arizona State's Stevin Smith. Additionally, Shipp's 12 three-point attempts tied the mark for most attempts by a Cal player in one game.

Shipp scored 22 points in the first half and connected on his first eight three-point tries before finally missing. He is now12-of-16 from behind the arc in Cal's last two games.

It is the first weekly award for Shipp, the 27th all-time honor for the Bears.

2001-02 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Nov. 26 - Jason Gardner, ARIZ. Dec. 3 - Curtis Allen, WASH. Dec. 10 - Marcus Moore, WSU. Dec. 17 - Joe Shipp, CAL.

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