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

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA STATE's Ty Abbott was named Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of February 28-March 6, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. The senior guard led the Sun Devils to a weekend sweep of Oregon and Oregon State.

The Phoenix, Ariz., native had 22 points, four rebounds, five assists and one steal in the 73-53 win over Oregon on Thursday as ASU swept the Ducks for the third-straight year. In Saturday's 80-66 win over Oregon State, Abbott again scored 22 points. He also added five rebounds, five assists and three steals. Abbott was a force from long distance, hitting 12 three-pointers in the two games.

Abbott has 12 games of 20 points in his career and five this season. He moved into 15th on the ASU career points list (1,330), is tied for second in games (129) and has 273 career three-pointers, which ranks eighth on the Pac-10 career list. Abbott has played 3,985 minutes in his career, second on the Sun Devils all-time list.

It is Abbott's third career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and the 30th weekly recognition for Arizona State all-time.

The Sun Devils face Oregon in Game 2 of the 2011 Pacific Life Pac-10 Basketball Tournament on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Tip off is approximately 8:40 p.m. PT.

Also Nominated: Kyle Fogg, ARIZ; Allen Crabbe, CAL; Nikola Vucevic, USC; 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
Mar. 7 - Ty Abbott, ASU

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