Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Feb. 11, 2002
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA freshman forward Amit Tamir has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for February 5 - 10, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Tamir, from Jerusalem, Israel, averaged 26.5 points and 4.0 rebounds as California swept the Oregon schools this past week and improved to 17-5 on the season (currently, the best overall mark in the Pac-10).
In the win over Oregon State, Tamir played just 21 minutes to collect 14 points on 6-of-9 (.667) shooting while adding five assists and three rebounds. In the double-overtime victory over 13th-ranked Oregon, he scored a career-high 39 points on 14-of-19 (.737) shooting, including 5-of-6 (.833) from three-point range, and added five rebounds. The 39-point effort was the fifth best single-game performance in Cal history.
For the weekend, Tamir shot 20-of-28 (.714) from the field, 6-of-7 (.857) from three-point range and was 7-of-9 (.778) from the free throw line.
It is the first weekly award for Tamir, the 28th 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. Jan. 7 - Chad Prewitt, ASU. Jan. 14 - Matt Barnes, UCLA. Jan. 21 - Luke Walton, ARIZ. Jan. 28 - Philip Ricci, OSU. Feb. 4 - Casey Jacobsen, STAN. Feb. 11 - Amit Tamir, CAL.
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