Sharp Shooting Plummer Earns Pac-12 POW Honors
SAN FRANCISCO – After a heroic 23-point second half performance to help the Utah men's basketball team overcome a 19-point deficit at Colorado this past Saturday, senior Alfonso Plummer was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week.
This is the first player of the week honor for Plummer in his career and first for the Utah basketball program this season. In the last five games, Plummer has been averaging 14.4 points with a .520 shooting clip, including a .400 clip from 3-point range for the Utes. The Fajardo, Puerto Rico, native has reached double-figures in scoring in four of the last five games – including Saturday's 23-point performance.
Midway through the league season, Plummer is averaging 13.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals for the Utes while coming off the bench the last seven games. In addition, he's shooting 46-percent from the field with a .368 clip from long range.
The lone senior on the team, Plummer scored 21 of his 23 points in the final 7:49 of play. During that stretch, he shot 7-of-9 from the field, 4-of-5 from beyond the arc and 3-of-3 from the line to help Utah overcome the 19-point second-half deficit for the team's first win in Boulder since Feb. 23, 2017.
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Utah is home this week hosting the Arizona schools. The Runnin' Utes first welcome in the Arizona Wildcats for a 5 p.m. tip this Thursday, Feb. 4, on FS1. Jim Kozimor will have the fall on Thursday while Dave Miller serves as the analyst.