USC's Lewis Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Dec. 8, 2008

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- USC junior guard Dwight Lewis has been named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for December 1 - 7, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Lewis scored a career-high 26 points in USC's 74-69 comeback win over San Francisco on Dec. 1 and totaled 25 points in the Trojans' one-point loss at No. 6 Oklahoma on Dec. 4. The Metarie, La., native hit nearly 55 percent of his shots for the week, including 50 percent from beyond the arc.

Against San Francisco, Lewis shot 6-8 from the field in the second half, scoring 17 second-half points to help USC hold off the Dons. At Oklahoma, the junior kept the Trojans in the game scoring 17 points in the first half, converting on three of his four three-point shots. The pair of games marked his two highest career scoring outputs, as his previous career-high in points was 24.

Lewis currently ranks fifth in the Pac-10 in scoring with 17.6 points per game and is tied for sixth in steals at 1.6 per game.

This is the first weekly honor for Lewis and the 29th all-time for USC.

Also nominated: Jordan Hill, Jr., F, ARIZ; James Harden, So., G, ASU; Garrett Sim, Fr., G, ORE; Darren Collison, Sr., G, UCLA

2008-09 U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the Week: Nov. 17 - Darren Collison, Sr., G, UCLA; Nov. 24 - James Harden, So., G, ASU; Dec. 1 - James Harden, So., G, ASU; Dec. 8 - Dwight Lewis, Jr., G, USC

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