Utah's Wright named Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week
SAN FRANCISCO - UTAH senior guard Delon Wright has been named Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for play from Dec. 8-14, the Conference office announced today in a vote of media who cover Pac-12 men’s basketball.
The Los Angeles, Calif., native averaged 20.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game as the Utes split their two-game road trip. In the 65-61 win over BYU, Wright recorded his first double-double of the season as he scored 18 points and pulled 11 rebounds for Utah’s first win over the Cougars in the last eight tries. He added three assists, two blocks and two steals to his sheet against BYU. The senior then posted 23 points with five rebounds, four assists and four steals in the 60-63 loss versus No. 10 Kansas. Wright currently ranks in the top 10 in the Pac-12 in scoring (7th/16.2 ppg), field-goal percentage (6th/.598), assists (6th/4.78), and assist-to-turnover ratio (4th/2.53).
The honor marks Wright’s second-career weekly award. It is Utah’s third player of the week selection all-time since joining the Pac-12 in 2011.
The Utes compete in the MGM Grand Showcase this weekend in Las Vegas, Nev., on Saturday, Dec. 20, facing off against UNLV. Utah’s game against the Rebels is set to tip at 8:30 p.m. MT and will be televised on ESPN2.
For more information, including a full television schedule, visit www.pac-12.com.
Also Nominated: Stanley Johnson, ARIZ; Shaquielle McKissic, ASU; Tyrone Wallace, CAL; Xavier Johnson, COLO; Dillon Brooks, ORE; Gary Payton II, OSU; Bryce Alford, UCLA; Robert Upshaw, WASH; Josh Hawkinson, 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
Dec. 15: Delon Wright, Sr., Utah