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

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA's Derrick Williams was named Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of February 14-20, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. The sophomore forward led the Wildcats to a weekend sweep of Washington State and Washington.

The La Mirada, Calif., native averaged 26.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists as Arizona stretched its win steak to eight games and remain atop the Conference standings. In the 79-70 win over the Cougars, Williams had 26 points to go with eight rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal. He finished off the week with a game-high 26 points and 11 rebounds in the Wildcats' 87-86 victory over the Huskies, including a game-saving block with two-tenths of a second remaining. Williams posted his ninth double-double of the season against the Huskies and now has 13 20-point games this year.

Williams became just the seventh sophomore in Arizona history to reach the 1,000-point plateau.

It is Williams' third career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor, third this season and the 80th weekly recognition for Arizona all-time.

The Wildcats hit the road to face USC on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. PT and UCLA on Saturday at 1 p.m. PT.

Also Nominated: Jorge Gutierrez, CAL; Jay-R Strowbridge, ORE; Nikola Vucevic, USC; Matthew Bryan-Amaning, 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
Dec. 27 - Jio Fontan, USC
Jan. 3 - Matthew Bryan-Amaning, WASH
Jan. 10 - Isaiah Thomas, WASH
Jan. 17 - Derrick Williams, ARIZ
Jan. 24 - Isaiah Thomas, WASH
Jan. 31 - Lamont Jones, ARIZ
Feb. 7 - Joevan Catron, ORE
Feb. 14 - Isaiah Thomas, WASH
Feb. 21 - Derrick Williams, ARIZ

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