Oregon's Bryce Taylor Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Dec. 18, 2006

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON guard Bryce Taylor has been named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for December 11-17, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Taylor, a junior from Encino, Calif., averaged 19.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists in leading the Ducks to three victories last week. He opened the week with 21 points, hitting 7-of-11 from the field, including 3-of-4 from three-point range, in the 92-64 win over Bethune-Cookman. He also added six rebounds and a pair of steals. He posted 24 points on 8-of-10 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds in the 100-74 win over Eastern Washington. He capped the week with 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting - all from three-point range, and added seven rebounds and seven assists in the 84-55 win over Idaho State. For the week, he shot 19-of-28 (.679) from the field, 9-of-14 (.643) from three-point range, and 12-of-15 (.800) from the free throw line.

At 10-0, Oregon is off to its best start since opening the 1996-97 season with 10 straight victories.

This is the first weekly honor for Taylor and Oregon's 25th Player of the Week all-time.

2006-07 U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the Week: Nov. 20 - Chase Budinger, Fr., F, ARIZ. Nov. 27 - Darren Collison, So., G, UCLA. Dec. 4 - Josh Shipp, So., G/F, UCLA. Dec. 11 - Daven Harmeling, So., F, WSU. Dec. 18 - Bryce Taylor, Jr., G, ORE.