UCLA's Powell named Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week
SAN FRANCISCO - UCLA senior guard Norman Powell has been named Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for play from Nov. 17-23, the Conference office announced today in a vote of media who cover Pac-12 men’s basketball.
The San Diego, Calif., native averaged 23.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game in UCLA’s two victories last week. Powell was 15-for-24 from the field, 7-for-10 in three-point shooting and 10-of-17 from the free-throw line for the Bruins in the two contests. In UCLA’s 107-74 win over Nicholls State on Thursday, the senior recorded 23 points, five rebounds and two assists along with a perfect 3-for-3 mark in three pointers. On Sunday evening, he posted 24 points while pulling down six rebounds and six steals. Powell has scored in double figures in all four games for the Bruins, reaching the 20-point mark in three of those contests.
The honor marks Powell’s first-career weekly award. It is UCLA’s 57th player of the week selection all-time.
The Bruins head to the Bahamas for Thanksgiving to play in the Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island in Nassau. UCLA will take on Oklahoma in the first round on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 2:30 p.m. PT, then will face either Butler or North Carolina on Thursday, Nov. 27. The tournament will wrap up on Friday, Nov. 28. The opener will be televised on ESPN2 while the latter games will be broadcast on either ESPN or AXS.
For more information, including a full television schedule, visit www.pac-12.com.
Also Nominated: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, ARIZ; David Kravish, CAL; Gary Payton II, OSU; Chasson Randle, STAN; Delon Wright, UTAH; Josh Hawkinson, WSU.
2014-15 Pac-12 Players of the Week
Nov. 17 Tyrone Wallace, Jr., California
Nov. 24 Norman Powell, Sr., UCLA