Colorado's Brown Named Player of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.— COLORADO guard Carlon Brown has been named Bank of the West Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 2-8, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday.
The senior led Colorado to a sweep over Washington and Washington State last week, bringing the Buffs to the top of the conference standings as the only unbeaten team in Pac-12 play. Brown led the team with 18 points on Thursday in Colorado's 87-69 defeat of the Huskies, scoring 13 in the first half on 7-of-11 shooting (.636) and a 3-of-3 performance from three-point range.
On Saturday, the Riverside, Calif., product kept the Cougars at bay with a game-high 28 points—including 18 in the second half—in a 71-60 victory over WSU. Brown hit a career-best six three-pointers, went 9-for-16 from the field (.563) and grabbed a season-high seven rebounds.
Over two games, Brown averaged 23.0 ppg and 4.5 rpg, and tallied two assists, two steals and one block.
This is Brown's first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and the first all-time selection for conference newcomer Colorado.
The Buffs take their first Pac-12 road trip this week, facing Cal on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. PT and Stanford on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. PT.
Also Nominated: Jesse Perry, ARIZ; Allen Crabbe, CAL; Devoe Joseph, ORE; Jared Cunningham, OSU; Chasson Randle, STAN; Travis Wear, UCLA; Josh Watkins, UTAH.
2011-12 Pac-12 Players of the Week
Nov. 14 C.J. Wilcox, So., G, Washington
Nov. 21 Jared Cunningham, Jr., G, Oregon State
Nov. 28 Maurice Jones, So., G, USC
Dec. 5 Solomon Hill, Jr., F, Arizona
Dec. 12 Brock Motum, Jr. F, Washington State
Dec. 19 Ahmad Starks, So., G, Oregon State
Dec. 26 Solomon Hill, Jr., F, Arizona
Jan. 2 Tony Wroten, Fr., G, Washington
Jan. 9 Carlon Brown, Sr., G, Colorado