Oregon State's Schaftenaar Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player Of The Week

Jan. 26, 2009

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- OREGON STATE junior forward/center Roeland Schaftenaar has been named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 19 - 25, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Schaftenaar led Oregon State to its first Bay Area sweep since the 1992-93 season as the Beavers captured wins at California (69-65) and Stanford (77-62). The Utrecht, Netherlands native averaged 20.0 points, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals as he turned in an impressive 10-to-1 assist to turnover ratio for the weekend.

At California, Schaftenaar scored a career-high 22 points, sinking all four shots from beyond the arc. Against Stanford, the junior totaled 18 points, shooting 72.7 percent (8-11) from the field. The two wins improved Oregon State's Pac-10 win total to three, equaling the Beavers' Conference win total from the last two years combined.

This is the first weekly honor for Schaftenaar and the 39th overall for Oregon State.

Also nominated: Jordan Hill, ARIZ; Tajuan Porter, ORE; Justin Dentmon, 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; Jan. 19 - Lawrence Hill, Sr., F, STAN; Jan. 26 - Roeland Schaftenaar, Jr., F/C, OSU

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