Arizona State's Abbott Named Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Jan. 11, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Commissioner Larry Scott announced today that ARIZONA STATE junior guard Ty Abbott has been named the Pac-10 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 4-10.
Abbott, who hails from Phoenix, Ariz., led the Sun Devils to victories over WASHINGTON STATE and No. 24 WASHINGTON. In ASU’s 68-51 upset win over the Huskies, Abbott scored 17 points on 5-for-9 shooting, including 3-for-7 from behind the arc. In Sunday’s 71-46 win over the Cougars, he recorded his first-career double-double with 17 points and career-high 11 rebounds. He also dished out four assists. The Sun Devil defense held the Washington schools to a combined 35-for-110 (33 percent) from the field and 5-for-27 (19 percent) from the three-point line. When Abbott scores in double-digits, ASU has a record of 30-7 (.811), including 18-3 (.857) over the past two seasons.
For the season, Abbott has started in nine games and is averaging 9.1 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per outing. He ranks ninth in the Conference in three-point field goals made with 28 (1.75 per contest) and is shooting 28-for-70 (40 percent) from behind the arc.
This is the second weekly honor for Abbott and Arizona State’s 29th all-time Player of the Week.
Also Nominated: Jamelle Horne, ARIZ; Theo Robertson, CAL; Jeremy Green, STAN; Dwight Lewis, USC
2009 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
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
Dec. 21 - Alex Stepheson, USC
Dec. 28 - Mike Gerrity, USC
Jan. 4 - Michael Dunigan, ORE
Jan. 11 - Ty Abbott, ASU
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