Jaquez Jr. Honored as Pac-12 Player of the Week
SAN FRANCISCO – UCLA's Jaime Jaquez Jr. has earned Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career, as announced by the league office on Monday.
Jaquez Jr. averaged 28.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in the Bruins' two victories last week. He scored a career-high 30 points and finished with nine rebounds in UCLA's 77-66 victory at Washington on Feb. 28. Five days later, he totaled 27 points, six rebounds and four assists to lift the Bruins past USC, 75-68, in the final regular-season game for both schools.
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A 6-foot-7 guard/forward from Camarillo, Calif., Jaquez Jr. has averaged 13.3 points and 5.5 rebounds in 28 games for the Bruins this season.
Jaquez Jr. has totaled four double-doubles this year, scoring in double figures in 19 of 28 games played. He has shot 48.1 percent from the field and 74.3 percent at the free throw line.
The 57 combined points scored by Jaquez Jr., over back-to-back games, stands as the highest two-game total for any UCLA player this season. Through those two games, Jaquez Jr. shot 63.6 percent from the field and was 14-for-18 at the free throw line (77.8 percent).
Jaquez Jr. has become UCLA's third player this season to have earned the conference's Player of the Week award (previously, Johnny Juzang has twice earned the award and Tyger Campbell was named the weekly award winner in January).
Ranked No. 13 nationally, UCLA returns to action at the Pac-12 Tournament this Thursday (quarterfinals), facing either No. 7-seed Washington State or No. 10-seed California. Game time at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is 6 p.m. (PT). The Bruins are seeded No. 2 in this season's Pac-12 Tournament.