Men's Basketball Player of the Week

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - USC senior forward David Bluthenthal has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for February 12 - 17, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Bluthenthal, from Los Angeles, Calif., averaged 26.0 points and 9.5 rebounds in a sweep of the Arizona schools last week.

In the win over Arizona State, Bluthenthal came off the bench to collect 21 points on 7-of-12 (.583) shooting while adding a team-high 10 rebounds. In the upset victory over ninth-ranked Arizona, he scored a career-high 31 points on 12-of-19 (.632) shooting, including 7-of-12 (.583) from beyond the arc and grabbed nine rebounds.

For the week, Bluthenthal shot 19-of-31 (.613) from the field, 10-of-17 (.588) from three-point range and was 4-of-4 (1.000) from the free throw line.

It is the third weekly award for Bluthenthal, the 23rd all-time honor for the Trojans.

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 - Joe Shipp, CAL. Jan. 7 - Chad Prewitt, ASU. Jan. 14 - Matt Barnes, UCLA. Jan. 21 - Luke Walton, ARIZ. Jan. 28 - Philip Ricci, OSU. Feb. 4 - Casey Jacobsen, STAN. Feb. 11 - Amit Tamir, CAL. Feb. 18 - David Bluthenthal, USC.

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