Brook Lopez Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week
March 3, 2008
STANFORD, Calif.- Sophomore forward Brook Lopez (Fresno, Calif.) has been named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 25-Mar. 2, as announced today by Commissioner Tom Hansen.
For the week, Lopez averaged 23.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks per game as the Cardinal completed a season sweep of the Washington schools and improved to a program-best 16-1 at home.
This is the second weekly honor in Lopez' career and the first for a Stanford player this season. This week's award is the first for a Cardinal player since Brook Lopez was honored back on Jan. 29, 2007.
In an 82-79 victory over Washington on Feb. 28, Lopez led all scorers with 21 points (7-of-14), and also added seven rebounds and blocked four shots. Two days later against No. 22 Washington State, Lopez rallied the Cardinal from an 11-point halftime deficit to a 60-53 victory. He finished with 25 points (19 in the second half) on 11-16 shooting while grabbing six rebounds and blocking another four shots.
Lopez has scored in double-figures in 14 straight games and 18 overall while leading the Cardinal in scoring (19.3 ppg) and rebounding (7.8 rpg).
2007-08 PAC-10 MEN'S BASKETBALL 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; Dec. 10 - Jordan Hill, So., F, ARIZ; Dec. 17 - Ty Abbott, Fr., G, ASU. Dec. 24 - Jon Brockman, Jr., F, WASH. Dec. 31 - Jerome Randle, So., G, CAL; Jan. 7 - James Harden, Fr., G, ASU; Jan. 14 - Kevin Love, Fr., C, UCLA; Jan. 21 - Jon Brockman, Jr., F, WASH; Jan. 28 - Kevin Love, Fr., C, UCLA; Feb. 4 - Ryan Anderson, So., F, CAL; Feb. 11 - Jeff Pendergraph, Jr., F, ASU; Feb. 18 - Jerryd Bayless, Fr., G, ARIZ; Feb. 25 - O.J. Mayo, Fr., G, USC; Mar. 3 - Brook Lopez, So., F, STAN.
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