California's Christopher Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player Of The Week

Jan. 12, 2009

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- CALIFORNIA junior forward Patrick Christopher has been named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 5 - 11, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Christopher led Cal to a 57-50 win at Washington State and an 88-85 thrilling triple-overtime victory at Washington to increase the Bears' current winning streak to nine games and a perfect 4-0 record in Pac-10 play. The Compton, Calif., native averaged 24.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists while shooting 53.3 percent from three-point range.

Against the Huskies, Christopher scored a career-high 27 points and tied his career high in rebounds with 11. The junior ranks seventh in the Pac-10 in scoring (16.1 ppg) and is tied for ninth in three-point field goal percentage (.417).

This is the second consecutive weekly honor for Christopher and the 41st overall for Cal.

Also nominated: Chase Budinger, ARIZ; James Harden, ASU; LeKendric Longmire, ORE; Anthony Goods, STAN; Darren Collison, UCLA; Jon Brockman, 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; Dec. 22 - Jerome Randle, Jr., G, CAL; Dec. 29 - Jamelle Horne, So., F, ARIZ; Jan. 5 - Patrick Christopher, Jr., F, CAL; Jan. 12 - Patrick Christopher, Jr., F, CAL

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