California's Christopher Named Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Dec. 14, 2009

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Commissioner Larry Scott announced today that CALIFORNIA senior guard Patrick Christopher has been named the Pac-10 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 7-13.

A native of Compton, Calif., Christopher led the Golden Bears to a 79-54 victory over Pacific after scoring 22 points and pulling down 10 rebounds, notching his second-straight double-double. Against the Tigers, he opened the contest going 5-for-5 from the field, en route to 8-for-12 (.667) for the game. His 20-point outing was his third this season and 23rd of his career. In addition, the senior guard climbed the California history charts, moving past David Butler for 15th on the all-time scoring list with 1,294 points and cracking the top 10 for career three-pointers made with 123.

For the season, Christopher ranks seventh in the Conference in scoring (15.6 points per game) and ninth in three-pointers made with 17 (1.89 per contest). He ranks third on the team in rebounding, hauling down 5.6 boards per outing. 

This is the third weekly honor for Christopher and California’s 42nd all-time Player of the Week.

Also Nominated: Derek Glasser, ASU; Landry Fields, STAN; Alex Stepheson, USC; Reggie Moore, WSU

Nov. 16 - Quincy Pondexter, WASH
Nov. 23 - Klay Thompson, WSU
Nov. 30 - Klay Thompson, WSU
Dec. 7 - Quincy Pondexter, WASH
Dec. 14 - Patrick Christopher, CAL

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