Juzang Secured Pac-12 Player of the Week Honors
SAN FRANCISCO – UCLA junior guard Johnny Juzang has been named the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday.
Juzang has secured his second career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor, having been named the league's player of the week on Feb. 15, 2021, midway through his sophomore season.
Most recently, Juzang averaged 22.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in two games last week. He helped lead UCLA past CSU Bakersfield in the season-opener last Tuesday (95-58) and to a thrilling 86-77 overtime win versus No. 4 Villanova on Friday night. Both games took place in UCLA's Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom.
Juzang scored a team-leading 25 points in the win against Villanova. He finished the game with eight rebounds and was a perfect 6-for-6 at the free throw line. Between both games, Juzang knocked down 11 of 12 free throw attempts.
A preseason first-team All-Pac-12 selection (as announced at Pac-12 Media Day in October), Juzang was the Bruins' top scorer last season. He averaged 16.0 points per game as a sophomore and was sensational in the Bruins' six-game NCAA Tournament stretch, having logged 22.8 points per game in Indiana.
Juzang was the only UCLA player to secure Pac-12 Player of the Week honors last season. He has opened the 2021-22 campaign as the Pac-12's first recipient of this season's weekly award.
No. 2-ranked UCLA (2-0) returns to action against Long Beach State (1-0) on Monday, Nov. 15. Game time in Pauley Pavilion is set for 8 p.m. The Bruins' game against Long Beach State will be televised by the Pac-12 Network.