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Pac-12 Men's Basketball Performance Awards, presented by Nextiva - Feb. 21, 2022

Feb 21, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 announced its 15th weekly honors of the 2021-22 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 (2/21/22)
Bennedict Mathurin, ARIZONA
So., G, Montreal, Canada

• National Player of the Year candidate averaged 22.0 points on 48 percent shooting (15-31), including 6-of-13 behind the arc (46 percent), 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in a 2-0 week for league-leading Arizona.
• Extended streak of 20-point games to four with 20 points in 83-69 rout of Oregon State and game-high 24 in 84-81 victory over Oregon.
• Added seven rebounds and five assists to help Wildcats snap seven-game series skid versus Ducks.
• Totaled six assists and zero turnovers in 68 minutes of action over the two games.
• Third Pac-12 Player of the Week honor this season, most for an Arizona player since Derrick Williams in 2010-11.
• Arizona's fifth Pac-12 Player of the Week honor this season, matching the most ever for the Wildcats (2000-01, 1992-93, 1987-88).

ALSO NOMINATED: Marreon Jackson, Arizona State; Jabari Walker, Colorado; Jaylen Clark, UCLA; Boogie Ellis, USC; Marco Anthony, Utah.

Pac-12 Men's Basketball Freshman of the Week, presented by Nextiva (2/21/22)
K.J. Simpson, COLORADO
Fr., G, West Hills, Calif.

• Averaged 13.0 points in just under 20 minutes off the bench in three Colorado road victories last week - the Buffaloes' first three-game league road win streak since 2013.
• 10 points, five rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes in 90-64 rout of Oregon State.
• Set season-high with 19 points on 5-of-9 from the field and 8-of-10 at the foul line in 26 minutes in 70-62 win at California. 
• Closed week with 10 points in 14 minutes in 70-53 victory at Stanford.
• Second Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor of season (11/29/21).

ALSO NOMINATED: Gabe Madsen, Utah.


  Player of the Week Freshman of the Week
Nov. 15 Johnny Juzang, Jr., UCLA Harrison Ingram, STAN
Nov. 22 Christian Koloko, Jr., ARIZ Mouhamed Gueye, WSU
Nov. 29 Terrell Brown Jr., Sr., WASH K.J. Simpson, COLO
Dec. 6 Bennedict Mathurin, So., ARIZ Lazar Stefanovic, UTAH
Dec. 13 Bennedict Mathurin, So., ARIZ Harrison Ingram, STAN
Dec. 20 Chevez Goodwin, R-Sr., USC Harrison Ingram, STAN
Dec. 27 Grant Anticevich, 5th, CAL Harrison Ingram, STAN
Jan. 3 Will Richardson, Sr., ORE Glenn Taylor Jr., OSU
Jan. 10 Tyger Campbell, Jr., UCLA Julian Hammond III, COLO
Jan. 17 Will Richardson, Sr., ORE Mouhamed Gueye, WSU
Jan. 24 Johnny Juzang, Jr., UCLA Lazar Stefanovic, UTAH
Jan. 31 Terrell Brown Jr., Sr., WASH Harrison Ingram, STAN
Feb. 7 Ąžuolas Tubelis, So., ARIZ Mouhamed Gueye, WSU
Feb. 14 Drew Peterson, Sr., USC Harrison Ingram, STAN
Feb. 21 Bennedict Mathurin, So., ARIZ K.J. Simpson, COLO