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

Feb. 24, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA sophomore center Channing Frye has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for February 17 - February 23, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Frye, from Phoenix, Ariz., scored 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, adding four blocked shots in Arizona's win at Arizona State. He connected on 9-of-11 field goal attempts and was a perfect 5-of-5 from the free throw line in posting his second straight double-double and his fourth in the last six games. In the first half versus the Sun Devils, he hit 6-of-7 field goals, amassing 17 points, five boards and two swats in the half. The effort boosted Frye's team-leading totals to 59.7 percent shooting from the floor and 7.7 rebounds per game, as well as 11.6 points and 2.0 blocks per game.

No. 1 ranked-Arizona (21-2, 13-1 in Pac-10) won 92-72 at in-state rival Arizona State on Saturday. Up next, the Wildcats travel to the Bay Area to take on California and Stanford.

It is the first weekly award for Frye, the 58th all-time honor for the Wildcats.

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; Jan. 20- Joe Shipp, CAL; Jan. 27 - Jason Gardner, ARIZ; Feb. 3 - Brian Jackson, OSU; Feb. 10 - Brian Wethers, CAL; Feb. 17 - Ike Diogu, ASU; Feb. 24 - Channing Frye, ARIZ.

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