Chad Prewitt Named Pac-10 Player Of The Week

Jan. 7, 2002

Sun Devil senior Chad Prewitt has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for January 1 - 6, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Prewitt, from Phoenix, Ariz., averaged 26.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in sweeping the Oregon schools last week. The victories helped even up the Sun Devils Pac-10 record at 2-2 on the season.

Against Oregon State, Prewitt scored a career-high 25 points on 10-of-19 shooting with eight rebounds and two assists. He posted a new career-high two nights later in the win over Oregon with 27 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field, 13-of-14 from the free throw line and 12 rebounds.

For the week, Prewitt shot 17-of-29 (.586) from the field, 2-of-5 (.400) from three-point range and 16-of-19 (.842) from the free throw line.

It is the first weekly award for Prewitt, the 18th all-time honor for the Sun Devils.

2001-02 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Nov. 26 - Jason Gardner, ARIZ. Dec.3 - Curtis Allen, WASH. Dec. 10 - Marcus Moore, WSU. Dec. 17 - JoeShipp, CAL. Jan. 7 - Chad Prewitt, ASU.


EXHIBIT A: Chad Prewitt is the first four-year player in Rob Evans' tenure at ASU and it is tough to remember any Pac-10 player improving as much as 'Big Red' from a freshman season to a senior season. ASU has been void of four-year players in its recent history, with only Eddie House (1996-2000), Jeremy Veal (1994-98), Quincy Brewer (1992-97) and Ron Riley (1992-96) playing four seasons beginning with the 1992-93 season. Prewitt, who played his 100th career game vs. Northwestern on Dec. 29 and has 901 career points, is averaging 16.7 points per game this year and is shooting 58.6 percent from the field (75-of-128). He is averaging 21.6 points and 8.2 boards in the past five games and is 35-of-41 (.854) from the free throw line in that time. Prewitt has six 20-point games on the year (13 games) after posting just two in his first three seasons (89 games). A final note on his improvement: Prewitt scored more points last weekend (52 points) than he did his whole Pac-10 season in his freshman year back in 1998-99 (46 points in 18 games).

PAC-10 WEEKLY HONOR: Chad Prewitt earned Pac-10 Player of the Week for Jan. 4-6. Twelve ASU players have been named Pac-10 Player of the Week on 18 occasions. Sun Devils who have earned the honor:

Name (Year)	DateChris Sandle (Fr.)	Dec. 10, 1984Bobby Thompson (Sr.)	Jan. 14, 1985Arthur Thomas (Jr.)	Feb. 17, 1986Alex Austin (Sr.)	Jan. 9, 1990Jamal Faulkner (So.)	Jan. 20, 1992Mario Bennett (Fr.)	Feb. 24, 1992Dwayne Fontana (Jr.)	Jan. 4, 1993Stevin Smith (Jr.)	Feb. 1, 1993Mario Bennett (Jr.)	Feb. 13, 1995Mario Bennett (Jr.)	Mar. 13, 1995Jeremy Veal (Sr.)	Feb. 9, 1998Eddie House (Jr.)	Dec. 21, 1998Eddie House (Sr.)	Dec. 20, 1999Eddie House (Sr.)	Jan. 3, 2000Eddie House (Sr.)	Jan. 10, 2000Eddie House (Sr.)	Feb. 21, 2000Awvee Storey (Jr.)	Feb. 5, 2001Chad Prewitt (Sr.)	Jan. 7, 2002
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