Arizona State's Ty Abbott Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Dec. 17, 2007

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA STATE guard Ty Abbott has been named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 10 - 16, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Abbott, a freshman from Phoenix, Ariz., led the Sun Devils with 19 points as they posted their largest win over a ranked team in school history by defeating No. 17 Xavier, 77-55. The 22-point margin of victory topped the 20-point win by the 1980-81 Sun Devils against top-ranked Oregon State in the final game of the regular season.

Abbott, who was one of four freshmen to start in the game, already has 23 three-pointers on the season and is averaging 10.4 points per game.

This is the first weekly honor for Abbott and Arizona State's 24th Player of the Week all-time.

2007-08 U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the Week: Nov. 20 - Jon Brockman, Jr., F, WASH; Nov. 26 - Kevin Love, Fr., F, UCLA; Dec. 3 - Ryan Anderson, So., F, CAL; Dec. 10 - Jordan Hill, So., F, ARIZ; Dec. 17 - Ty Abbott, Fr., G, ASU.

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