Ty Abbott Named Pac-10 Player Of The Week

Jan. 11, 2010

Commissioner Larry Scott announced today that Arizona State junior wing Ty Abbott has been named the Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 4-10. It is the second weekly honor for Abbott, who also earned the honor in his freshman season after leading ASU to a win over No. 17 Xavier.

The Phoenix, Ariz., native led the Sun Devils to victories over Washington State and No. 24 Washington. In ASU's 68-51 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 Pac-10 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 Arizona State's 29th all-time Player of the Week.

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