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

March 1, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Commissioner Larry Scott announced today that CALIFORNIA senior forward Jamal Boykin has been named the Pac-10 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 22-28. 

A native of Los Angeles, Calif., Boykin helped the Golden Bears clinch a share of the Pac-10 title for the first time since the 1959-60 season. In wins over Arizona and Arizona State, Boykin averaged 17 points on 14-for-22 (64 percent) shooting from the floor and 8.5 rebounds. 

In Thursday’s 95-71 win over the Wildcats, Boykin scored 20 points and pulled down 10 boards for his sixth double-double of the season and 12th of his career. Playing in 37 minutes, he was a perfect 6-for-6  from the charity stripe. In Saturday’s 62-46 victory over the Sun Devils, the senior forward was 7-for-9 (78 percent) from the field, scoring 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds in 32 minutes of action. 

For the season, Boykin ranks third in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (59 percent) and eighth in rebounding (6.7 rpg). He is averaging 11.6 points and ranks second on the team in free throw percentage (86 percent). 

This is the first-career weekly honor of Boykin and California’s 43rd all-time Player of the Week. 

Also Nominated: Lamont Jones, ARIZ; Eric Boateng, ASU; Tajuan Porter, ORE; Matthew Bryan-Amaning, WASH; DeAngelo Casto, 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
Dec. 21 - Alex Stepheson, USC
Dec. 28 - Mike Gerrity, USC
Jan. 4 - Michael Dunigan, ORE
Jan. 11 - Ty Abbott, ASU
Jan. 18 - Quincy Pondexter, WASH
Jan. 25 - Landry Fields, STAN
Feb. 1 - Nic Wise, ARIZ
Feb. 8 - Quincy Pondexter, WASH
Feb. 15 - Jerome Randle, CAL
Feb. 22 - Landry Fields, STAN
Mar. 1 - Jamal Boykin, CAL

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