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Pac-12 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards, presented by Nextiva - Jan. 4, 2021

Jan 4, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 announced its sixth 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 (1/4/21)
Chris Duarte, OREGON
Sr., G, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

• Averaged 21.0 points on 50 percent shooting (15-30), including 47 percent from deep (9-19), along with 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals in Oregon's two victories last week.
• Third career Pac-12 Player of the Week award after collecting the honor twice in 2019-20. The three honors trails only Dillon Brooks' and Blair Rasmussen's four for the most in Oregon program history.
• Was clutch late in both victories, scoring a combined 25 points inside the final six minutes against California and Stanford.
• Scored 14 of his 19 points in the final 5:18 to help the Ducks turn a three-point lead into a 13-point victory over the Golden Bears.
• Tallied 11 of team-high 23 points in the final 5:43 to turn a four-point cushion into a 17-point win over the Cardinal.

ALSO NOMINATED: Terrell Brown Jr., Arizona; Evan Battey, Colorado; Maurice Calloo, Oregon State; Tyger Campbell, UCLA; Timmy Allen, Utah; Isaac Bonton, Washington State.

Pac-12 Men's Basketball Freshman of the Week, presented by Nextiva (1/4/21)
Bennedict Mathurin, ARIZONA
Fr., G/F, Montreal, Canada

• Averaged 12.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals in Arizona's three wins last week. Provided a major boost in the Wildcats' sweep through Washington, averaging 18.5 points and 8.5 rebounds on the road swing.
• Recorded a 24-point, 11-rebound double-double in Arizona's double-overtime victory at Washington State on Saturday.
• Scored 13 points, including critical baskets near the end of regulation and first overtime, and grabbed all 11 rebounds in the second half or overtime periods against the Cougars.
• Also led Arizona with 13 points and added six rebounds at Washington.
• Marks Arizona's league-leading sixth Freshman of the Week honor since the award was established in 2019-20.

ALSO NOMINATED: Andrej Jakimovski, Washington State.


  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
Jan. 4 Chris Duarte, ORE Bennedict Mathurin, ARIZ
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