UCLA's Lonzo Ball earns Pac-12 Player of the Week honor

February 13, 2017

Lonzo Ball, UCLA's star freshman point guard who also happens to be a National Player and Freshman of the Year candidate, earned his second Pac-12 Player of the Week award today.

The 6-6 guard averaged 18.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 5.0 assists in UCLA's wins over Oregon and Oregon State. He shot 65.2 percent (15-23) from the field through both games and was 5-for-11 from three-point range.

Ball played a huge role in the Bruins' 82-79 comeback win over nationally ranked Oregon on Thursday, collecting 15 points and 11 rebounds, including 10 points and seven boards in the second half.  Included in those clutch second-half points was a highlight-reel, step-back three from deep that helped secure the Bruins' win.

Ball then recorded a team-high 22 points and nine assists in a 78-60 victory against Oregon State on Sunday.

Ball's honor marks the sixth weekly award for a Pac-12 freshman so far in 2016-17, the second-most in a season since the award was created in 1983, trailing only the seven rookie selections in 2007-08.

Others nominated include Grant Mullins, Cal; Derrick White, Colorado; Jordan Bell, Oregon; and David Collette, Utah.

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services

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