Utah's Wright voted Pac-12 men's basketball Player of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UTAH junior guard Delon Wright has been named Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for play from Jan. 13-19, the Conference office announced today.
The Los Angeles, Calif., native averaged 17.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists in leading Utah to a pair of home victories over USC and No. 25 UCLA this weekend. In the 84-66 win against the Trojans, Wright led the way with 22 points, including going 10-of-11 at the free-throw line, along with six rebounds, six steals, five assists and two blocks. He followed that performance with 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists as Utah upset the Bruins, 74-69. Wright leads the league in field-goal percentage (.635) and also ranks among the top 15 in steals (second), assists (fifth), blocks (sixth), scoring (10th) and rebounding (13th).
This is the first-career weekly honor for Wright and only the second weekly selection for Utah since joining the Pac-12 Conference, with its first accolade coming earlier this year as Jordan Loveridge was voted player of the week Dec. 16.
The Utes hit the road to face Arizona State and No. 1 Arizona this week. Utah takes on Arizona State on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. MT on the Pac-12 Networks, then heads to Tucson to play the Wildcats on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. MT on FOX Sports 1.
For more information, including a full television schedule, visit www.pac-12.com.
Also Nominated: Nick Johnson, ARIZ; Richard Solomon, CAL; Eric Moreland, OSU; Chasson Randle, STAN; Kyle Anderson, UCLA.
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
Jan. 20 Delon Wright, Jr., Utah
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