UCLA's Powell named Pac-12 men's basketball Player of the Week

SAN FRANCISCO - UCLA senior guard Norman Powell has been named Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for play from Feb. 23-Mar. 1, the Conference office announced today in a vote of media who cover Pac-12 men’s basketball. 

The San Diego, Calif., native averaged 26.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game in UCLA’s two home victories last week to help the Bruins keep pace for a top-four finish in the Pac-12 standings. Powell led the team in scoring with 24 points in an 88-66 win over Washington, adding seven rebounds, two assists and two steals. He followed with a career-high 28 points in a 72-67 victory against Washington State, marking the 13th 20-point-plus game for him this season. The senior shot 21-for-34 (.618) from the field and 9-for-13 (.692) from the free-throw line on the week. He currently stands at No. 34 on UCLA’s all-time scoring list with 1,279 career points. 

The honor marks Powell’s third-career weekly selection, having earned the honor twice so far this season. It is UCLA’s 60th weekly selection all-time. 

The Bruins wrap up the regular season hosting rival USC on Wednesday, Mar. 4. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 with a tip-off time of 6 p.m. PT. 

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

Also Nominated: Gabe York, ARIZ; David Kravish, CAL; Dwayne Benjamin, ORE; Gary Payton II, OSU; Michael Humphrey, STAN; DaVonté Lacy, WSU. 

2014-15 Pac-12 Players of the Week
Nov. 17: Tyrone Wallace, Jr., California
Nov. 24: Norman Powell, Sr., UCLA
Dec. 1: Stanley Johnson, Fr., Arizona
Dec. 8: Tyrone Wallace, Jr., California
Dec. 15: Delon Wright, Sr., Utah
Dec. 22: Elijah Stewart, Fr., USC
Dec. 29: Anthony Brown, Sr., Stanford
Jan. 5: Chasson Randle, Sr., Stanford
Jan. 12: Kevon Looney, Fr., UCLA
Jan. 19: Stanley Johnson, Fr., Arizona
Jan. 26: Gary Payton II, Jr., Oregon State
Feb. 2: Norman Powell, Sr., UCLA
Feb. 9: Joseph Young, Sr., Oregon
Feb. 16: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, So., Arizona
Feb. 23: Andrew Andrews, Jr., Washington
Mar. 2: Norman Powell, Sr., UCLA