Arizona's Salim Stoudamire Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Jan. 17, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Arizona guard Salim Stoudamire has been named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for January 10-16, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Stoudamire, a senior from Portland Oregon, averaged 26.5 points while shooting 57.6 percent (19-of-33) from the field and 56.3 percent (9-of-16) from beyond the arc in leading the Wildcats to victories over USC and UCLA. Against the Trojans, Stoudamire scored 21 points on 8-of-17 shooting, including 5-of-9 from three-point range, while also contributing two rebounds and three assists. He followed that up with 32 points against the Bruins, including the game winning trey with 2.5 seconds left. Stoudamire, who went 11-of-16 from the field, 4-of-7 from downtown and 6-of-6 from the free throw line, scored 24 of his 32 points in the second half, including 21 of Arizona's last 27 points.

For the season, Stoudamire leads the team and is seventh in the Pac-10 in scoring, averaging 15.7 points per game. He is the Conference leader in three-point field goals made (3.33 per game) and three-point field goal percentage (.562).

Arizona (14-3, 4-1) travels to face Oregon and Oregon State this week.

This is the third weekly honor for Stoudamire, and Arizona State's 62nd 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., C, ASU; Dec. 13 - Jordan Farmar, Fr. , G, UCLA; Dec. 20 - Dijon Thompson, Sr, F, UCLA; Jan. 3 - David Lucas, Sr., F, OSU; Jan. 10 - Ike Diogu, Jr., C, ASU; Jan. 17 - Salim Stoudamire, Sr., G, ARIZ.

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