California's Ryan Anderson Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Dec. 3, 2007
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA forward Ryan Anderson has been named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 26- Dec. 2, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Anderson, a sophomore from El Dorado Hills, Calif., averaged 25.5 ppg and 12.0 rpg in helping Cal to two victories at Nevada (74-68) and versus Missouri (86-72) this past weekend. He set a career-high with 36 points at Nevada and added 13 rebounds. He also scored 10 straight points during one stretch of the second half to help Cal to a seven-point lead. In that game Anderson also became the first Golden Bear player to score at least 30 points since Leon Powe had 41 in the 2006 Pac-10 Tournament semifinals.
Against Missouri, Anderson had his third double-double of the year with 15 points and 11 rebounds to improve Cal's record to 5-0, the Golden Bear's best start since the 1994-95 season.
This is the first weekly honor for Anderson and California's 36th Player of the Week all-time.
2007-08 U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the Week: Nov. 20 - Jon Brockman, Jr., F, WASH; Nov. 26 - Kevin Love, Fr., F, UCLA; Dec. 3 - Ryan Anderson, So., F, CAL.