USC's Okongwu first to sweep Pac-12 Men's Basketball weekly awards

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USC freshman Onyeka Okongwu collects his first Pac-12 Men's Basketball weekly honors as the league's first dual recipient of Player and Freshman of the Week awards as voted on by media who cover the league.

Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player & Freshman of the Week (11/25/19)
Onyeka Okongwu, USC
Fr., F, Chino, Calif.

• Okongwu averaged 25.0 points on 58 percent shooting (14-24 FG) along with 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks to become the first dual recipient of Pac-12 Player and Freshman of the Week awards.
• The 6-9 forward erupted for a career-best 33 points in a 91-84 victory over Pepperdine. He shot 8-of-11 from the field and 17-of-21 at the foul line. The 17 free throws are currently tied for the most by an NCAA Division I player this season and were the most by a Conference player since Stanford's Reid Travis (19) in Dec. 2016.
• The 33 points versus the Waves were the most by a Conference player this season and tied for the third-most by a freshman in Division I. They were also the most by a USC rookie since O.J. Mayo in 2008.
• Added 17 points, six rebounds and five blocks in a 70-61 loss to unbeaten Temple.
• As of Nov. 25, Okongwu ranks fourth nationally among freshmen in field goal percentage (60.6%), fifth in rebounding (8.8 rpg) and seventh in scoring (18.0 ppg).
 
ALSO NOMINATED (POW): Nico Mannion, ARIZONA; Tyler Bey, COLORADO; Anthony Mathis, OREGON; Tres Tinkle, OREGON STATE; Isaiah Stewart, WASHINGTON.
 
ALSO NOMINATED (FrOW): Nico Mannion, ARIZONA; Isaiah Stewart, WASHINGTON.
 
 
2019-20 PAC-12 MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
  Player of the Week Freshman of the Week
Nov. 11 Tres Tinkle, OSU Zeke Nnaji, ARIZ
Nov. 18 Nick Rakocevic, USC Zeke Nnaji, ARIZ
Nov. 25 Onyeka Okongwu, USC Onyeka Okongwu, USC

 

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