Young Selected Pac-10 Player Of The Week

Jan. 22, 2007

Junior guard Nick Young was named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week for Jan. 15-21 as he averaged 24 points and 5.5 rebounds in USC's sweep of the Arizona schools, and helped catapult the Trojans into the national rankings for the first time since the end of the 2002 regular season.

In USC's 80-73 win over then No. 11 Arizona on Jan. 18, Young scored 30 points on 13-for-19 shooting (.684) and pulled down eight rebounds. It was Young's third career 30-point game and USC's fourth win over a ranked team this season.

Young then scored a game-high 18 points in the Trojans' 58-49 win on Saturday against Arizona State. It is Young's first Pac-10 Player of the Week selection and USC's 26th Player of the Week all-time.

The wins over the Arizona schools last week improved USC's record to 15-5 and earned it a No. 25 ranking in this week's Associated Press poll. USC was last ranked in the final regular season polls of the 2002 season. The 2002 season was also the last time USC had a better 20-game start (16-4).