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

Jan. 2, 2006

Walnut Creek, Calif. - ARIZONA senior guard Hassan Adams has been named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 26-Jan. 1, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Adams, a native of Los Angeles, Calif., averaged 28.5 points in a pair of Wildcat wins at the Washington schools last weekend. He shot 24-of-46 (.522) from the field and averaged 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals.

In the 70-52 win at Washington State, Adams scored 25 points, grabbed eight boards, dished out four assists and made three steals. In the 96-95 double-overtime upset at then-No. 7 Washington, Adams posted a career-high 32 points, shooting 12-of-24 (.542) from the field and 5-of-7 (.714) from three-point range. He added five rebounds, one assist and three steals.

Arizona (9-3 overall, 2-0 Pac-10) will open its Conference home schedule this weekend, hosting No. 17 UCLA on Thurs., Jan. 5 (televised on FSN) and USC on Sat., Jan. 7.

This is the third weekly honor for Adams and Arizona's 66th Player of the Week honor all-time. Adams is the first player to win the award in back-to-back weeks since California's Joe Shipp in 2002-03.

2005-06 PAC-10 MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Nov. 29- DeVon Hardin, CAL; Dec. 5- Leon Powe, CAL; Dec. 12- Gabe Pruitt, USC; Dec. 19- Chris Stephens, OSU; Dec. 26- Hassan Adams, ARIZ; Jan. 2- Hassan Adams, ARIZ.

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