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Payton II Named Pac-12 Player Of The Week

Jan 26, 2015

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State junior guard Gary Payton II was named the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday.

Payton II averaged 19.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals to lead the Beavers to a home sweep over the L.A. schools. He had 18 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals against UCLA and followed that with a double-double against USC with 21 points and 10 rebounds. He also had a game-clinching steal in the final seconds against the Trojans.

A native of Las Vegas, Payton II leads Oregon State in scoring, rebounding and steals, and has helped the Beavers achieve their best overall record (14-5) and Pac-12 record (5-2) since 1990. He has multiple steals in 12 consecutive games, the fourth-longest streak in school history.

His father, the legendary Gary Payton, was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week nine times, the most of any player in conference history.

This is the 46th time an Oregon State player has been named Pac-12 Player of the Week (A.C. Green and Charlie Sitton shared it on March 12, 1984).

OREGON STATE ALL-TIME PAC-12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONOREES
1/3/1984 – A.C. Green
2/20/1984 – Charlie Sitton
3/12/1984 – A.C. Green & Charlie Sitton
12/17/1984 – A.C. Green
12/31/1984 – A.C. Green
12/16/1985 – Darrin Houston
1/6/1986 – Jose Ortiz
12/1/1986 – Jose Ortiz
1/26/1987 – Jose Ortiz
1/11/1988 – Eric Knox
2/29/1988 – Gary Payton
3/7/1988 – Gary Payton
11/28/1988 – Gary Payton
1/23/1989 – Gary Payton
2/13/1989 – Gary Payton
12/4/1989 – Gary Payton
12/11/1989 – Gary Payton
1/2/1990 – Gary Payton
2/26/1990 – Gary Payton
1/7/1991 – Teo Alibegovic
12/2/1991 – Chad Scott
12/30/1991 – Chad Scott
2/17/1992 – Scott Haskin
1/11/1993 – Scott Haskin
1/18/1993 – Scott Haskin
12/12/1994 – Brent Barry
3/6/1995 – Brent Barry
1/20/1997 – Corey Benjamin
1/26/1998 – Corey Benjamin
1/11/1999 – Deaundra Tanner
1/28/2002 – Philip Ricci
2/3/2003 – Brian Jackson
2/23/2004 – David Lucas
1/3/2005 – David Lucas
2/14/2005 – David Lucas
12/19/2006 – Chris Stephens
1/26/2009 – Roeland Schaftenaar
11/21/2011 – Jared Cunningham
12/19/2011 – Ahmad Starks
1/30/2012 – Jared Cunningham
11/12/2012 – Ahmad Starks
12/24/2012 – Eric Moreland
11/18/2013 – Roberto Nelson
12/30/2013 – Roberto Nelson
1/26/15 – Gary Payton II