Arizona's Jerryd Bayless Named Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Feb. 18, 2008

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA guard Jerryd Bayless has been namedthe U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of theWeek for Feb. 11 - 17, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Bayless, a freshman from Phoenix, Ariz., averaged 32.0 points, 3.5rebounds, 5.0 assits and 2.5 steals in a split with the Bay Areaschools. In the 83-73 win over California, he posted 33 points on 9-of-18 shooting, including 5-of-9 (.556) from three-point range. Headded four assists and three steals. In the 67-66 loss to Stanford,he scored 31 points on 7-of-18 (.389) shooting from the field and wasa perfect 16-of-16 from the free throw line. He also added sixassists and five rebounds. Adding to his 39-point performance againstArizona State last week, he's the first Wildcat ever to score 30 ormore points in three consecutive games.

For the week, he shot 16-of-36 (.444) from the field, 6-of-13 (.462)from three-point range and 26-of-28 (.930) from the free throw line.

This is the first weekly honor for Bayless and Arizona's 71st Playerof the Week all-time. He's the fourth different Pac-10 freshman toearn the honor this season.

U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week: Nov. 19 - Jon Brockman, Jr., F, WASH. Nov. 26 - Kevin Love, Fr., C, UCLA. Dec. 3 - Ryan Anderson, So., F, CAL. Dec. 10 - Jordan Hill, So., F, ARIZ. Dec. 17 - Ty Abbott, Fr., G, ASU. Dec. 24 - Jon Brockman, Jr., F, WASH. Dec. 31 - Jerome Randle, So., G, CAL. Jan. 7 - James Harden, Fr., G, ASU. Jan. 14 - Kevin Love, Fr., C, UCLA. Jan. 21 - Jon Brockman, Jr., WASH. Jan. 28 - Kevin Love, Fr., UCLA. Feb. 4 - Ryan Anderson, So., F, CAL. Feb. 11 - Jeff Pendergraph, Jr., F, ASU. Feb. 18 - Jerryd Bayless, Fr., G, ARIZ.

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