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

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA's Reeves Nelson was named Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 13-19, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. The sophomore forward led the Bruins to a pair of victories over UC Davis and previously unbeaten No. 16 BYU last week.

The Modesto, Calif., native scored a career-high 23 points in the 86-79 win over BYU on Saturday, helping the Bruins snap a five-game losing streak to ranked teams. Nelson finished 8-for-17 from the field and 7-for-13 from the free-throw line while adding four rebounds and two assists. In the 74-67 win over UC Davis earlier in the week, Nelson had 13 points, nine rebounds, one block and one assist. For the week, he averaged 18.0 points and 6.5 rebounds, while shooting 54.5 percent (12-for-22) from the field.

It is Nelson's second career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor, second of the season and the 53rd weekly recognition for UCLA all-time.

The Bruins finish non-conference play with home games against Montana State on Tuesday and UC Irvine on Thursday. Both games tip off at 7:30 p.m.

Also Nominated: Kevin Parrom, ARIZ; Rihards Kuksiks, ASU; Markhuri Sanders-Frison, CAL; Scott Suggs, WASH

2010-11 Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Nov. 22 - Reeves Nelson, UCLA
Nov. 29 - Klay Thompson, WSU
Dec. 6 - Derrick Williams, ARIZ
Dec. 13 - Klay Thompson, WSU
Dec. 20 - Reeves Nelson, UCLA

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