Jackson Named Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player Of The Week

Dec. 9, 2002

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON junior guard Luke Jackson has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for December 2 - December 8, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Jackson, from Creswell, Ore., averaged 25 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game while leading Oregon to wins over No. 14 Kansas and Portland. Against the Jayhawks, Jackson put in a season-high 26 points, including a rebound basket that put Oregon ahead for good with 2:58 remaining. He also pulled down nine boards as the Ducks avenged last season's Elite Eight loss to Kansas. In the win over Portland, Jackson had 21 points and tied his career-high with 12 rebounds, notching his third career double-double.

For the week, Jackson shot 58.6 percent from the floor (17-of-29), hit 4-of-5 three-pointers and connected on 9-of-11 free throws.

It is the first weekly award for Jackson, the 23rd all-time honor for the Ducks.

2002-03 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Dec. 2 - Luke Ridnour, ORE.; Dec. 9 - Luke Jackson, ORE

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