Edwards is fourth Sun Devil to earn Pac-12 Men's Basketball weekly honor
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week (12/24/18) - Rob Edwards, R-Jr., G, ARIZONA STATE
SAN FRANCISCO - ARIZONA STATE redshirt junior Rob Edwards collects his first Pac-12 Player of the Week award of his career as voted on by media who cover the league.
• Edwards, who missed six games early due to injury and was held scoreless in his first two contests back from injury, returned to form to average 14.5 points on 50 percent shooting (9-18) including 56 percent from deep (5-9) in 26.0 minutes off the bench to help ASU to a 1-1 week highlighted by a victory over No. 1 Kansas on Saturday.
• The 6-0 guard from Detroit did the bulk of his work in the second half, totaling 24 of his 29 total points in the period across games against Vanderbilt (11-of-14 points) and KU (13-of-15). Edwards' 13 second-half points proved especially critical against the Jayhawks - all 13 coming inside the final 8:33 including a 3-pointer to give the Sun Devils their first lead, 76-74, with 2:23 left and a pair of clinching free throws with six seconds to play.
• Edwards is the fourth different Sun Devil to garner a Pac-12 weekly award already this season, marking only the fourth time a team accomplished that feat in a season in award history (Arizona - 2008-09, 2000-01, 1997-98). ASU is the fastest to four different recipients, taking just five weeks to do so. It is also only the second time ASU garnered four weekly awards in a season (Eddie House/ASU - 1999-00).
• Arizona State (9-2), which collected its fourth top-15 victory in the last two seasons in toppling top-ranked Kansas, completes non-conference play hosting Princeton this Saturday at 1 p.m. PT on Pac-12 Network.
ALSO NOMINATED: Chase Jeter, ARIZONA; Tres Tinkle, OREGON STATE; Sedrick Barefield, UTAH; Matisse Thybulle, WASHINGTON; CJ Elleby, WASHINGTON STATE.
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