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

Jan. 8, 2007

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON guard Aaron Brooks has been named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for January 1-7, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Brooks, a senior from Seattle, Wash., averaged 28.0 points, 4.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 2.5 rebounds in leading the Ducks to a split with the Los Angeles schools. He opened the week with 31 points in a 84-82 loss to USC. He shot 11-of-18 (.611) from the field, including 6-of-9 (.667) from three-point range, and added five assists and three steals. In the 68-66 win over previous-No. 1 UCLA, Brooks scored 25 points on 9-of-13 (.692) shooting from the field, including the game-winning jumper with :13 seconds remaining. He added three rebounds, three assists and three steals. For the week, he shot 20-of-31 (.645) from the field, 7-of-10 (.700) from three-point range, and 9-of-11 (.818) from the free throw line. His 56-point weekend helped Brooks take over the Pac-10's scoring lead at 18.1 points per game.

This is the first weekly honor for Brooks and Oregon's 26th 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. Dec. 26 - Spencer Hawes, Fr., C, WASH. Jan. 1 - Ivan Radenovic, Sr., F, ARIZ. Jan. 8 - Aaron Brooks, Sr., G, ORE.

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