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

Dec. 12, 2005

USC sophomore guard Gabe Pruitt today was named the Pac-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 5-11, according to Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen.

Pruitt scored a career-high 36 points in USC's 71-69 win at Loyola Marymount on Dec. 10, making him the 12th Trojan in the school's 100-year basketball history to score at least 36 points in a game.

Pruitt hit 13 of his 19 shots in the game, including five of 10 from three-point range, in leading the Trojans to their fifth consecutive win. The last time USC won more than five straight games was during the 2001-02 season, when they won nine consecutive.

This is Pruitt's first Pac-10 Player of the Week selection and the 25th time a Trojan has been honored. The last USC player to garner Pac-10 Player of the Week honors was Desmon Farmer on January 19, 2004.

Through seven games, Pruitt is averaging 15.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.4 steals per game. He currently ranks 10th in the conference in scoring average, 16th in rebounding average and second in steals (17).

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