Vucevic Named Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - USC's Nikola Vucevic was named Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of February 21-27, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. The junior forward led the Trojans to a weekend sweep, including an upset of then-No. 10 Arizona.
The Bar, Montenegro, native had a game-high 25 points and 12 rebounds in the 65-57 win over the Wildcats on Thursday, snapping their eight-game winning streak. Vucevic scored 17 points in the second half, including 12 of USC's final 19 points as the Trojans came back from a late four-point deficit. In Saturday's 62-46 win over Arizona State, Vucevic scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his 18th double-double of the season and sixth-straight game posting double figures in points and rebounds. He finished the week shooting 16-of-28 (.571) from the field, including 3-of-6 from three-point range, in averaging 22.5 points and 11.0 rebounds.
It is Vucevic's first career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and the 33rd weekly recognition for USC all-time.
The Trojans complete the regular season on the road, facing Washington State on Thursday at 7 p.m. PT and Washington on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. PT.
Also Nominated: Jorge Gutierrez, CAL; Jared Cunningham, OSU; Jeremy Green, STAN; Reeves Nelson, UCLA; DeAngelo Casto, WSU
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
Feb. 28 - Nikola Vucevic, USC