California's Cobbs voted Pac-12 men's basketball Player of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA senior guard Justin Cobbs has been named Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for play from Jan. 6-12, the Conference office announced today.
The Los Angeles, Calif., native averaged a double-double to lead Cal to a pair of road victories this week and give the Bears their first 3-0 start in Pac-12 play since 2009 and first 3-0 record on the road in league contests since 1957. He averaged 20.0 points and 10.0 assists, along with 5.5 rebounds and a .462 field goal percentage. Cobbs posted his first double-double of the season in the 96-83 upset victory over No. 17 Oregon, recording 20 points, 11 assists and six rebounds while going 6-of-13 from the field and 7-of-8 from the free-throw line. He then led the Bears back from a 10-point halftime deficit at Oregon State, scoring all 20 of his points in the second half to go along with five rebounds, four assists and a steal. With his assist total for the week, Cobbs moved into fifth place on Cal’s all-time assist chart with 430 in 83 career games.
It marks the fourth-career weekly honor for Cobbs, making him one of only 22 Pac-12 players to receive four or more Player of the Week selections. He has earned the second-most weekly accolades for a Cal student-athlete, with former Bear Ed Gray receiving five awards over the course of his career. It is the 51st total selection for California all-time.
The Bears return to their home court this weekend, hosting Washington and Washington State. Cal takes on the Huskies on Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. PT on ESPNU before hosting the Cougars on Saturday at 1 p.m. PT in a contest that will be broadcast on Pac-12 Networks.
For more information, including a full television schedule, visit www.pac-12.com.
Also Nominated: Nick Johnson, ARIZ; Eric Moreland, OSU; Chasson Randle, STAN; Kyle Anderson, UCLA; C.J. Wilcox, WASH; Dexter Kernich-Drew, WSU.
2013-14 Pac-12 Players of the Week
Nov. 11 Tyrone Wallace, So., California
Nov. 18 Roberto Nelson, Sr., Oregon State
Nov. 25 Jahii Carson, So., Arizona State
Dec. 2 Nick Johnson, Jr., Arizona
Dec. 9 Askia Booker, Jr., Colorado
Dec. 16 Jordan Loveridge, So., Utah
Dec. 23 Chasson Randle, Jr., Stanford
Dec. 30 Roberto Nelson, Sr., Oregon State
Jan. 6 Askia Booker, Jr., Colorado
Jan. 13 Justin Cobbs, Sr., California