California's Wallace named Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week
SAN FRANCISCO - CALIFORNIA junior guard Tyrone Wallace has been named Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for play from Dec. 1-7, the Conference office announced today in a vote of media who cover Pac-12 men’s basketball.
The Bakersfield, Calif., native averaged a double-double with 25.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game as the Golden Bears posted two wins to help Cal to its best start since the 2007-08 season with a 7-1 record. In Wednesday’s 78-76 double-overtime victory over Montana, Wallace recorded career highs with 22 points and 15 rebounds for his third double-double of the season, adding five assists. He then followed by setting a new career high in points with 29 in the 63-56 comeback win at Nevada, with 23 of those points coming in the second half. Wallace also had nine assists, two steals and a block against the Wolf Pack. The junior is averaging 19.3 points and 8.9 rebounds per game for the season as Cal’s point guard.
The honor marks Wallace’s third-career weekly award and his second of the season, as he earned the honor on Nov. 17. It is California’s 54th player of the week selection all-time.
The Golden Bears host Wyoming at home on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. PT, then Princeton on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 5:30 p.m. PT. Both games will be televised live on Pac-12 Networks.
For more information, including a full television schedule, visit www.pac-12.com.
Also Nominated: Stanley Johnson, ARIZ; Askia Booker, COLO; Gary Payton II, OSU; Kevon Looney, UCLA; Jordan McLaughlin, USC; Nigel Williams-Goss, WASH; DaVonté Lacy, WSU.
2014-15 Pac-12 Players of the Week
Nov. 17: Tyrone Wallace, Jr., California
Nov. 24: Norman Powell, Sr., UCLA
Dec. 1: Stanley Johnson, Fr., Arizona
Dec. 8: Tyrone Wallace, Jr., California