Pac-12 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards, presented by Nextiva - March 1, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 announced its 14th 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 (3/1/21)
McKinley Wright IV, COLORADO
Sr., G, North Robbinsdale, Minn.
• Fourth Pac-12 Player of the Week award this season and sixth of his career. Wright IV is the seventh in Conference history with at least six Player of the Week honors (Gary Payton, OSU - 9; Chris Mills, ARIZ - 7; Harold Miner, USC - 7; Sean Elliott, ARIZ - 6; Adam Keefe, STAN - 6; Don MacLean, UCLA - 6).
• Averaged a double-double of 20.5 points and 10.0 assists along with 4.5 rebounds to help Colorado sweep the league-leading LA schools.
• Opened week with 15 points, 14 assists, four rebounds and three steals in Thursday win over nationally ranked USC. The 14 assists matched the second-best single-game total in program history.
• Went for 26 points on 10-of-16 shooting, six assists and five rebounds in Saturday's victory over UCLA.
ALSO NOMINATED: James Akinjo, Arizona; Remy Martin, Arizona State; Matt Bradley, California; LJ Figueroa, Oregon; Jarod Lucas, Oregon State; Johnny Juzang, UCLA; Branden Carlson, Utah; Aljaz Kunc, Washington State.
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Freshman of the Week, presented by Nextiva (3/1/21)
Azuolas Tubelis, ARIZONA
Fr., F, Vilnius, Lithuania
• Averaged double-double of 12.5 points and 12.0 rebounds along with 1.5 blocks in 2-0 week for Arizona.
• Hit game-winning baseline jumper with 5.2 seconds left to lift Arizona to 75-74 victory over Washington on Saturday.
• Game-winner capped second 16-point, 15-rebound effort in past two weeks. Also narrowly missed double-double with nine points and nine boards in Thursday win over Washington State.
• Second game-winning basket of freshman campaign after converted deciding tip-in in win at Arizona State (1/21/21).
• Second straight Freshman of the Week honor.
ALSO NOMINATED: Ziaire Williams, Stanford; Pelle Larsson, Utah; TJ Bamba, Washington State.
2020-21 PAC-12 MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK