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WSU's Elleby, Arizona's Nnaji claim Pac-12 Men's Basketball weekly awards

Jan 20, 2020

WASHINGTON STATE's CJ Elleby was voted Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week and ARIZONA's Zeke Nnaji was tabbed Freshman of the Week as voted on by media who cover the league.

Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week (1/20/20)
CJ Elleby, Washington State
So., F, Seattle, Wash.

• The Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year candidate averaged a double-double of 23.5 points and 11.5 rebounds along with 4.0 assists as Washington State secured a home sweep of the Oregon schools for the first time since 2011.
• Recorded his second double-double of the season with 25 points and career-high 14 rebounds in 72-61 upset of then No. 8 Oregon. Victory marked Cougars' first top-10 victory since 2007.
• Added 22 points, nine rebounds and career-high five assists as WSU completed weekend sweep with 89-76 victory over Oregon State in front of 10,380 at Beasley Coliseum for Klay Thompson's jersey retirement ceremony.
• Is his first career Pac-12 weekly award, is the first Washington State underclassman to earn the Pac-12's weekly honor since Thompson in Nov. 2009.

ALSO NOMINATED: Zeke Nnaji, ARIZONA; Payton Pritchard, OREGON; Tyrell Terry, STANFORD; Jonah Mathews, USC; Isaiah Stewart, WASHINGTON.

Pac-12 Men's Basketball Freshman of the Week (1/20/20)
Zeke Nnaji, Arizona
Fr., F, Hopkins, Minn.

• Averaged a double-double of 18.0 points and 10.0 rebounds as Arizona rolled at home over Utah and then No. 20 Colorado by a combined 37 points, the most ever for the Wildcats in a sweep of the Mountain schools.
• Posted 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting and eight rebounds in just 29 minutes in 93-77 rout of Utah on Thursday.
• Registered his seventh double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds in 75-54 triumph over Colorado.
• Helped limit Buffaloes to season-low 54 points and Pac-12 leading rebounder Tyler Bey to season-low four boards as Wildcats posted season-high tying +14 advantage on the glass.
• Third Pac-12 Freshman of the Week award this season (11/11, 11/18).

ALSO NOMINATED: Chandler Lawson, OREGON; Tyrell Terry, STANFORD; Jaime Jaquez Jr., UCLA; Onyeka Okongwu, USC; Isaiah Stewart, WASHINGTON; Noah Williams, WASHINGTON STATE.


  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
Dec. 2 Remy Martin, ASU Nico Mannion, ARIZ
Dec. 9 Timmy Allen, UTAH Isaiah Stewart, WASH
Dec. 16 Payton Pritchard, ORE Onyeka Okongwu, USC
Dec. 23 Timmy Allen, UTAH Isaiah Stewart, WASH
Dec. 30 Chris Duarte, ORE Isaiah Stewart, WASH
Jan. 6 McKinley Wright IV, COLO Isaiah Stewart, WASH
Jan. 13 Matt Bradley, CAL Tyrell Terry, STAN
Jan. 20 CJ Elleby, WSU Zeke Nnaji, ARIZ