Arizona's Hill Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Dec. 15, 2008

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- ARIZONA junior forward Jordan Hill has been named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 8 - 14, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Hill led Arizona to a 69-56 win over San Diego State, Wednesday, followed by a 69-64 upset over No. 4 Gonzaga, Sunday. The Atlanta, Ga., native averaged 23.5 points, 10 rebounds and 4.5 blocks in the two contests.

Against the Aztecs, Hill posted career-high totals in points (25), assists (4), and blocks (6) to go along with 14 rebounds, marking his sixth double-double of the season. The junior totaled 22 points, six rebounds, three blocks and three steals for the Wildcats in the win over the Bulldogs. It was his fifth 20-point scoring effort this season. He currently leads the Pac-10 with 11.8 rebounds per game and ranks second in blocks with 3.0 per game.

This is the second weekly honor for Hill and the 72nd overall for Arizona.

Also nominated: Jerome Randle, Jr., G, CAL; Tajuan Porter, Jr., G, ORE; Omari Johnson, So., F, OSU; Anthony Goods, Sr., G, STAN; Jrue Holiday, Fr., G, UCLA; Matthew Bryan-Amaning, So., F, WASH

2008-09 U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the Week: Nov. 17 - Darren Collison, Sr., G, UCLA; Nov. 24 - James Harden, So., G, ASU; Dec. 1 - James Harden, So., G, ASU; Dec. 8 - Dwight Lewis, Jr., G, USC; Dec. 15 - Jordan Hill, Jr., F, ARIZ

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