WSU's Elleby, Arizona's Nnaji claim Pac-12 Men's Basketball weekly awards
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.
2019-20 PAC-12 MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK