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. 27-Feb. 2, the Conference office announced today.
The senior from Los Angeles, Calif., averaged 20.0 points, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals in Cal’s two games this week. Cobbs led Cal in the 60-58 upset victory over No. 1 Arizona on Saturday with a game-high 19 points and five assists against the Wildcats. Tied at 58-58, Cobbs hit the game-winning shot with one second left, connecting on a long, fade-away jumper to seal the win. He scored 16 of his 19 points against Arizona in the second half. In the 89-78 overtime setback to Arizona State on Wednesday, Cobbs scored 21 points and had three steals to go along with three assists. With his point total for the week, Cobbs is now 19th on Cal’s all-time scoring list with 1,269 career points in his third season with the Bears.
This is the fifth-career weekly honor for Cobbs, which ties the record for most weekly selections for a Cal student-athlete, with former Bear Ed Gray also receiving five awards over the course of his career. He is now one of only 14 Pac-12 players to earn five or more player of the week nods. Most recently, Cobbs was voted Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week earlier this year on Jan. 13. It is the 52nd total selection for California all-time.
The Bears open the second half of Pac-12 play by hosting Stanford on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The rivalry matchup will begin at 6 p.m. PT and be broadcast on ESPN2.
For more information, including a full television schedule, visit www.pac-12.com.
Also Nominated: Jahii Carson, ASU; Josh Scott, COLO; Hallice Cooke, OSU; Dwight Powell, STAN; D.J. Shelton, 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
Jan. 20 Delon Wright, Jr., Utah
Jan. 27 Kyle Anderson, So., UCLA
Feb. 3 Justin Cobbs, Sr., California