California's Powe Named Pac-10 Player of the Week
Jan. 26, 2004
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA forward Leon Powe has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for January 19-25, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Powe, a freshman from Oakland, Calif., averaged 16.5 points and 11.0 rebounds in a home sweep of the Los Angeles schools. Against USC, Powe scored 14 points on 6-of-11 (.545) shooting with eight rebounds, a block, a steal and an assist. In the win over UCLA, he posted his league-leading eighth double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds. He added a pair of steals and an assist. Powe was vital to the Bears' victory over the Bruins, as he scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds in the final 6:16 of the game.
Powe is averaging 15.5 points per game, and a league-best 9.7 rebounds per game. Powe's award marks the 20th time in league history a freshman has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week.
This is the first weekly honor for Powe, and the 32nd all time for the Bears.
2003-04 Pac-10 Players of the Week: Dec. 1.-Chris Hernandez, So, G, STAN; Dec. 8.-Matt Lottich, Sr, G, STAN; Hassan Adams, So, G, ARIZ; Dec. 22-Matt Lottich, Sr, G, STAN; Jan. 5- Janou Rubin, Jr, G, UCLA. Jan. 12- Josh Childress, Jr, F, STAN; Jan. 19-Desmon Farmer, Sr, G, USC; Jan26- Leon Powe, Fr, F, CAL.