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Pac-12 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards, presented by Nextiva - Dec. 28, 2020

Dec 28, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 announced its fifth weekly honors of the 2020-21 men's basketball season as presented by Nextiva and voted on by media who cover the league.

Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week, presented by Nextiva (12/28/20)
McKinley Wright IV, COLORADO
Sr., G, North Robbinsdale, Minn.

• The Wooden Award and Naismith Trophy candidate led all players with 21 points and seven assists to propel Colorado to its fourth consecutive victory in Tuesday's 74-64 win over Grand Canyon.
• Second Pac-12 Player of the Week honor of season (11/30) and fourth of his career, the most for a Colorado player in program history.
• According to College Basketball Reference, Wright IV is 1-of-5 guards nationally - the only one from a power conference - to average better than 16.0 points (16.3 ppg) and 60 percent shooting (60.8%) in multiple games played so far this season.
• Currently the only player in the Pac-12 ranked in the league's top 10 in scoring (16.3 ppg, 8th), field goal percentage (.608, 8th) and assists (5.9 apg, 2nd).
• Enters the week with 542 career assists, 20 shy of the Colorado program record set in 1984.

ALSO NOMINATED: James Akinjo, Arizona; Ryan Betley, California; Warith Alatishe, Oregon State; Bryce Wills, Stanford; Efe Abogidi, Washington State.

Pac-12 Men's Basketball Freshman of the Week, presented by Nextiva (12/28/20)
Fr., F, Delta State, Nigeria

• Averaged a double-double of 15.5 points and 13.0 rebounds in two wins to help keep WSU undefeated on the season at 8-0. Shot 59 percent from the field (10-17) and also registered 4.0 blocks.
• Posted 16 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in rout of Prairie View A&M on Monday, followed by 15 points, 12 boards and four blocks in Wednesday's win over Northwestern State.
• Has now recorded three consecutive double-doubles, only the second freshman to accomplish the feat in program history joining Steve Puidokas in 1974.
• Is 1-of-2 freshmen nationally averaging at least 10 points, nine rebounds and two blocks per College Basketball Reference. The other is USC's Evan Mobley.
• Marks WSU's first Freshman of the Week honor.

ALSO NOMINATED: Azuolas Tubelis, Arizona; Ziaire Williams, Stanford.


  Player of the Week Freshman of the Week
Nov. 30 McKinley Wright IV, COLO Josh Christopher, ASU
Dec. 7 Eugene Omoruyi, ORE Evan Mobley, USC
Dec. 14 Jemarl Baker Jr., ARIZ Evan Mobley, USC
Dec. 21 Oscar da Silva, STAN Ziaire Williams, STAN
Dec. 28 McKinley Wright IV, COLO Efe Abogidi, WSU
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