Stanford's Brook Lopez Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week
March 3, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - STANFORD forward Brook Lopez has been named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 25 - Mar. 2, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Lopez, a sophomore from Fresno, Calif., led Stanford to a home sweep of the Washington schools last week for the first time since 2001-02. On Thursday night, Lopez led all scorers with 21 points (7-of-14), and also added seven rebounds and blocked four shots as the Cardinal went on to beat the Huskies 82-79. 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 averaged 23.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game for the week. Also, he has scored in double-figures in 14 straight games and 18 overall and leads the Cardinal in scoring (19.3 ppg) and rebounding (7.8 rpg).
This is the second weekly honor for Lopez and Stanford's 41st 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; 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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