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Pac-12 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards, presented by Nextiva - Jan. 18, 2021

Jan 18, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 announced its eighth 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 (1/18/21)
McKinley Wright IV, COLORADO
Sr., G, North Robbinsdale, Minn.

• The Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year candidate averaged 8.0 assists in three victories last week en route to becoming Colorado's all-time assists leader (582).
• Dished out a career-high and Pac-12 season-high tying 12 assists - including the program-record setter - in an 89-60 rout of California. Also scored 13 points against the Golden Bears for his 13th career double-double.
• For the week, averaged 12.0 points along with his 8.0 assists and recorded a 4-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio.
• Quickly closing in (1,582p/568r/582a) on becoming the first men's basketball player in Conference history to reach 1,600 points, 600 rebounds and 600 assists in his career.
• League-leading third Player of the Week honor of 2020-21, and Colorado record fifth of his career which is tied for the seventh-most in Conference history. He is the first to reach five career Player of the Week awards since Washington's Quincy Pondexter in 2010.

ALSO NOMINATED: Bennedict Mathurin, Arizona; Andre Kelly, California; Ethan Thompson, Oregon State; Tyger Campbell, UCLA; Evan Mobley, USC; Timmy Allen, Utah; Isaac Bonton, Washington State.

Pac-12 Men's Basketball Freshman of the Week, presented by Nextiva (1/18/21)
Jabari Walker, COLORADO
Fr., F, Inglewood, Calif.

• In just over 20 minutes per game in three Colorado victories, averaged 16.3 points on 60 percent shooting (18-30), including 5-of-7 from three-point range, and 9.7 rebounds.
• Recorded the first two double-doubles of his collegiate career with 15 points and 10 rebounds in a win at Utah, then a career-high 23 points and 11 boards in a rout of California.
• Added third double-figure scoring game with 11 points and eight rebounds in win over Stanford.
• Marks the third time one program swept both Player and Freshman of the Week awards (Stanford, 12/21/20; USC, 11/25/19). 

ALSO NOMINATED: Bennedict Mathurin, Arizona; Ziaire Williams, Stanford; Evan Mobley, USC; Pelle Larsson, Utah.


  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
Jan. 11 Oscar da Silva, STAN Evan Mobley, USC
Jan. 18 McKinley Wright IV, COLO Jabari Walker, COLO
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