Washington State's Motum named Pac-12 player of the week

By the Pac-12 Conference

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - WASHINGTON STATE senior forward Brock Motum has been named the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 3-9, the Conference announced Monday.

Motum had a career night in the close fought battle against Gonzaga that ended in a 71-69 loss. He made a career-high five three-pointers, going five-for-seven beyond the three-point arc and finished with 23 points. The senior tied his career high with three blocked shots.

The Brisbane, Australia native has scored 23 or more points in his last four games including the win over Fresno State on Dec. 9. In addition to his scoring drive he led the team with eight rebounds and two assists. Motum now has 1,130 career points and is 17 points shy of reaching the 20th spot in WSU's career scoring record book.

This is Motum's second career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor after earning player of the week on Dec. 12, 2011. It is the 26th all-time selection for Washington State.

The cougars host Jackson State on Thursday, December 13 at 7 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Networks. 

For more information, including a full television schedule, visit www.pac-12.com.

Also Nominated: Nick Johnson, ARIZ; Jordan Bachynski, ASU; Andre Roberson, COLO; Arsalan Kazemi, ORE;  Roberto Nelson, OSU; Jordan Adams, UCLA.

2012-13 Pac-12 Players of the Week
Nov. 12 Ahmad Starks, Jr., G, Oregon State
Nov. 19 Askia Booker, So., G, Colorado
Nov. 26 Justin Cobbs, Jr., G, California
Dec. 3 Carrick Felix, Sr., F, Arizona State
Dec. 10 Brock Motum, Sr., F, Washington State

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