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WSU's Elleby, Utah's Carlson selected Pac-12 Men's Basketball weekly honorees

Feb 10, 2020
Dean Hare/Steve C. Wilson

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

Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week (2/10/20)
CJ Elleby, Washington State
So., F, Seattle, Wash.

• Scored a career-high 34 points and added 10 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season as Washington State snapped a four-game Apple Cup skid by beating rival Washington, 79-67.
• The Seattle native made 9-of-16 shots, including a career-best six 3-pointers, along with a perfect 10-for-10 effort at the foul line. Also matched a career-best with three blocks.
• Performance helped WSU improve to 14-10 overall, its most total wins since 2011-12, and 5-6 in Pac-12 play, its most league wins since 2014-15.
• Second weekly honor this season, is the first Cougar to win multiple awards in a season since Brock Motum in 2012-13.

ALSO NOMINATED: Alonzo Verge Jr., ARIZONA STATE; McKinley Wright IV, COLORADO; Zach Reichle, OREGON STATE; Tyger Campbell, UCLA; Timmy Allen, UTAH.

Pac-12 Men's Basketball Freshman of the Week (2/10/20)
Branden Carlson, Utah
Fr., F, South Jordan, Utah

• Averaged 10.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks as Utah swept the Bay Area schools to improve to 10-1 at home this season.
• Weekly performance was highlighted by 15-point, 10-rebound, eight-block outing in 64-56 victory over Stanford. It was his first collegiate double-double.
• Per College Basketball Reference, he became the sixth NCAA Division I player this season to record a line of 15 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks, including only the second freshman (O. Okongwu, USC).
• Eight blocks is tied for the most in a game in the Pac-12 in 2019-20, and tied for the sixth-most by any player and most by a freshman nationally this season.

ALSO NOMINATED: Zeke Nnaji, ARIZONA; Tyger Campbell, UCLA; 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
Jan. 27 Chris Duarte, ORE Rylan Jones, UTAH
Feb. 3 Oscar da Silva, STAN Jaime Jaquez Jr., UCLA
Feb. 10 CJ Elleby, WSU Branden Carlson, UTAH