Shipp Named Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player Of The Week

Jan. 13, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA senior forward Joe Shipp has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for January 6 - January 12, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Shipp, from Los Angeles, Calif., averaged 28.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 19-for-30 (.633) from the field and 7-of-11 (.636) from the three-point line. Shipp notched 22 points and eight boards in the Bears' upset victory over No. 10-ranked Oregon. He put in a career-high 35 points on 12-of-16 (.750) shooting from the field, including 4-of-5 from three-point territory in Cal's win over Oregon State. Shipp has scored 30 or more points on three occasions this eason, becoming the first California player to accomplish the feat since Ed Gray in 1996-97.

Cal (10-2, 3-0) put away No. 10 Oregon and Oregon State last week to remain one of only two teams unbeaten in Pac-10 Conference play.

It is the second weekly award for Shipp, the 29th all-time honor for the Golden Bears.

2002-03 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Dec. 2 - Luke Ridnour, ORE.; Dec. 9 - Luke Jackson, ORE; Dec. 16 - Jason Gardner, ARIZ; Jan. 6 - Jason Kapono, UCLA; Jan. 13 - Joe Shipp, CAL.

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