Cal's Rabb collects first Pac-12 Player of the Week award

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Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week (1/9/17) - Ivan Rabb, So., F, CALIFORNIA

Naismith and Wooden Award National Player of the Year candidate Ivan Rabb earned his first career Pac-12 Player of the Week award in voting conducted by media who cover the league.

• The AP preseason All-American and Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year nominee from Oakland, Calif., averaged a double-double of 17.0 points and 14.0 rebounds, along with 2.0 steals, 1.5 blocks and 1.5 assists to lead California to a split of its road games against nationally ranked UCLA and USC.

• Rabb opened the week with a 17-point, 20-rebound effort at No. 4 UCLA. The 20 boards are the most in the Pac-12 this season and most for a Cal player since 2006. 

He capped his week with 17 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks in a 74-73 victory at No. 25 USC, converting the deciding free throws with five seconds remaining and blocking a potential game-winning shot as time expired to give the Golden Bears their first true road win over a ranked opponent since 2013.

• Rabb is currently one of three Pac-12 players averaging a double-double with a team-leading 15.4 points per game and league-leading 10.8 rebounds per game.

ALSO NOMINATED: Dusan Ristic, ARIZONA; Derrick White, COLORADO; Jordan Bell, OREGON; Drew Eubanks, OREGON STATE; Bryce Alford, UCLA; Chimezie Metu, USC; David Crisp, WASHINGTON; Josh Hawkinson, WASHINGTON STATE.


 Week of Player
Nov. 14 Tres Tinkle, Oregon State
Nov. 21 Charlie Moore, California
Nov. 28 Lonzo Ball, UCLA
Dec. 5 TJ Leaf, UCLA
Dec. 12 Derrick White, Colorado
Dec. 19 TJ Leaf, UCLA
Dec. 26 Jordan McLaughlin, USC
Jan. 2 Dillon Brooks, Oregon
Jan. 9 Ivan Rabb, California
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