Ty Abbott Named ASU Male Athlete of the Week

Feb. 3, 2010

Men's basketball player Ty Abbott has been named ASU's Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending February 6th. Abbott continued his strong play, giving the Sun Devils a split over the Bay Area schools. Over the past seven games Junior Ty Abbott is averaging 18.6 points and 7.0 rebounds and is 28-of-57 (.438) from the three-point stripe in that time. Abbott and the Sun Devils look to continue their rise to first in the Pac-10 as they head to face the Washington schools.

This past weekend, Ty Abbott recorded his second career double-double with 29 points and career-high 12 boards vs. Stanford in 88-70 win. All of Abbott's rebounds were defensive and they were the most by a Sun Devil since Jeff Pendergraph had 12 at No. 13 Oregon on Feb. 18, 2007, a span of the past 99 games. The junior from Phoenix, Ariz. recorded his season-high in points with 29, which is his third 20-point game of the season. Abbott's dominating performances which included averages of 24.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists a game, allowed ASU to capture a split over the Bay Area schools. The Sun Devils are now 15-7 (5-4 in Pac-10) and 1 game out of first place. ASU is now 33-9 (.786) when Abbott scores in double-digits, including 21-5 (.808) in the past two seasons.

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