Oregon State's David Lucas Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Jan. 3, 2005
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Oregon State forward David Lucas has been named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for December 27-January 2, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Lucas, a senior from Tigard, Ore., scored a combined 51 points in his first three games after returning from injury, leading the Beavers to wins over Sacramento State, UCLA and USC. After missing the first 10 games of the season recovering from toe surgery, Lucas returned against the Hornets, scoring 13 points and collecting three rebounds in 17 minutes as a reserve. In the Beavers' Pac-10 opener against the Bruins, Lucas came off the bench to lead the team in scoring, pouring in 21 points in 26 minutes. He also contributed three rebounds and two steals in the win. Versus the Trojans, Lucas again came off the bench, this time leading the team in points (17), rebounds (7) and assists (3 - tied) in 30 minutes of action.
With the pair of Pac-10 victories, the Beavers opened Conference play at 2-0 for the first time since the 1992-93 season. Oregon State also won its Pac-10 opener for the first time since the 1994-95 season. The home sweep of the Los Angeles schools was the Beavers' first since the 1998-99 campaign.
Oregon State (10-3), travels to Oregon on Saturday.
This is the second weekly honor for Lucas, and Oregon State's 36th Player of the Week all-time.
2004-05 U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the Week: Nov. 29 - Nate Robinson, Jr., G, WASH; Dec. 6 - Ike Diogu, Jr., F, ASU; Dec. 13 - Jordan Farmar, Fr. , G, UCLA; Dec. 20 - Dijon Thompson, Sr, F, UCLA; Jan. 3 - David Lucas, Sr., F, OSU.