Brooks leads Oregon into solo first place for Player of the Week nod
SAN FRANCISCO - Sophomore Dillon Brooks led nationally ranked No. 16 OREGON to its first road sweep of the league’s Arizona schools since 2012 to earn his first career Pac-12 Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week nod as voted upon by media members who cover the league.
Brooks averaged a team-best 21.0 points on 50 percent shooting (15-30) as OREGON became the first Pac-12 school in four years to earn a road sweep of ARIZONA and ARIZONA STATE.
The 6-6 forward from Mississauga, Ontario scored a game-high 24 points on 10-of-19 shooting in the Ducks’ 83-75 victory at then No. 18 ARIZONA on Thursday, a win which snapped the Wildcats’ national-best 49-game home win streak. He followed with 18 points and six rebounds in a 91-74 triumph at ARIZONA STATE on Sunday night.
Brooks paces four Ducks scoring in double figures with 16.6 points per game, good for fifth in the Pac-12. He is the ninth different Pac-12 standout from eight different league schools to claim a Player of the Week nod this season.
OREGON (18-4, 7-2), which is in sole possession of first place at the midpoint of Pac-12 play, will be tested this week by a pair of teams in a four-way tie for second in the league standings in COLORADO and UTAH. The Ducks host the Buffaloes on Thursday, Feb. 4 (6 p.m. PT, FS1) then the Utes on Sunday, Feb. 6 (1 p.m. PT, ESPN2). This week’s 10-game league slate also includes Los Angeles and Bay Area derbies as USC hosts UCLA on Thursday, Feb. 4 (7:30 p.m. PT, PAC12) and CALIFORNIA welcomes STANFORD on Saturday, Feb. 6 (1 p.m. PT, ESPN2).
ALSO NOMINATED: Ryan Anderson, ARIZ; Josh Scott, COLO; Nikola Jovanovic, USC; Jakob Poeltl, UTAH; Andrew Andrews, WASH.
2015-16 PAC-12 MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK