Schaftenaar Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

Jan. 26, 2009

CORVALLIS, Ore. - 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 on Monday.

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.

This is the first weekly honor for Schaftenaar and the 39th overall for Oregon State. It was the first time an Oregon State player has picked up the award since Chris Stephens earned the honor on Dec. 19, 2006.

Schaftenaar and the Beavers return to action on Monday, Jan. 26, as the Beavers host Cal State Bakersfield at 7:00 p.m.

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