California's Leon Powe Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Dec. 5, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA forward Leon Powe has been named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for November 28 - December 4, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Powe, a sophomore from Oakland, Calif., posted two double-doubles in as many Cal wins last week. He tied his career-high with 27 points (11-18 FG, 5-9 FT) against San Jose State, scoring the Bears' first 10 points of the game. He also pulled down 10 rebounds versus the Spartans. Against Akron, Powe scored 26 points and grabbed 10 boards in the 16th double-double of his career.

Last week's games were Powe's first of the 2005-06 season, after sitting out last season following knee surgery and the first four games of this season due to a stress fracture in his right foot. For the week, Powe averaged 26.5 ppg and 10 rpg, shooting 18-of-29 from the floor (.621) and 17-of-25 (.680) from the foul line.

California (5-1, 0-0 Pac-10), hits the road this week, visiting San Diego State on Tues., Dec. 6 and Kansas on Sat., Dec. 10.

This is the second weekly honor for Powe and California's 35th Player of the Week all-time.

2005-06 U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the Week: Nov. 29 - DeVon Hardin, So., C, CAL; Dec. 5 - Leon Powe, So., F, CAL.

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