Arizona's Solomon Hill Earns Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week Award

December 5, 2011

Arizona forward Solomon Hill has been named Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week after the junior led Arizona to two wins — an 83-76 victory over New Mexico State on Thursday, and a 53-39 win over Northern Arizona on Saturday.

The Los Angeles native started the week scoring 12 points on NMSU, while collecting six rebounds and dishing a career-high seven assists.

Two days later, Hill led the Wildcats in scoring for the fourth time in five games when he tallied 15 points (6-of-11, .545) against NAU. He also extended his double-digit scoring streak to a career-long six games.

Over the last two games, Hill averaged 13.5 ppg on 11-of-19 (.579) shooting, including hitting 3 of his 7  (.429) three-pointers.  He also pulled down an average of 6.5 boards and 5 assists.

This is Hill’s first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and the 81st all-time selection for Arizona.

Arizona will next face two tough non-conference foes, as the 'Cats will take on 12th-ranked Florida in Gainesville on Wednesday, and then host Clemson on Saturday.

Other nominees

Keala King, Arizona State
Ahmad Starks, Oregon State
Anthony Brown, Stanford
Charlie Enquist, Washington State

By Staff of The Daily Sports Herald

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