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

March 3, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA sophomore guard Salim Stoudamire has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for February 24 - March 2, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Stoudamire, from Portland, Ore., led Arizona to a road sweep of the Bay Area schools for the fourth consecutive season by averaging a team-best 19 points and two rebounds in two wins last week. He connected on 14-of-24 field goal attempts (.583), including 7-of-12 (.583) from three-point land, along with a pair of assists. In Thursday's win at California, Stoudamire scored a game-high 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including 6-of-8 from behind the arc, in 29 minutes of action. He followed that up with a team-high 18 points in a win at Stanford, in which he scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half to go with three rebounds and an assist in 38 minutes.

No. 1 ranked-Arizona (23-2, 15-1 in Pac-10) won 88-75 at No. 23 California and 72-69 at No. 19 Stanford Up next, the Wildcats close out the regular season hosting Oregon State and Oregon.

It is the first weekly award for Stoudamire, the 59th 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; March 3 - Salim Stoudamire, ARIZ.

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