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January 2, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Wroten wins Pac-12 Player of the Week

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Photo credit: AP Photo – Kevin Casey
Tony Wroten Jr. won the Pac-12 Player of the Week award. It’s the second time a Washington player has been honored by the conference this season.
C.J. Wilcox won the award in Week 1.
Wroten began conference play last week with two sensational performances. He averaged 21.5 points, 4.5 assists and 1.0 steals in a sweep of the Oregon schools.
Wroten led the Huskies to a 95-80 win over Oregon State last Thursday. He tallied 26 points – one shy of his career best – on 10-for-16 shooting from the field. He also had nine rebounds and four assists.
On Saturday, he finished with 17 points, five assists and four rebounds, in a 76-60 win over Oregon.
Wroten is second in the Pac-12 in scoring with 16.8 points per game and fourth in the conference in steals per game with 1.6. He’s first in scoring in Pac-12-only games.
It is just the second time a UW freshman has taken the weekly award. Spencer Hawes, won Dec. 26, 2006. It’s also the first time a freshman has earned the honor since USC’s O.J. Mayo on Feb. 25, 2008.
Schools can only nominate one player each week. If not for Wroten, Wilcox might have won his second POW award. He averaged 19.5 points in two games last week, including a 24-point outing against Oregon.
Also Nominated: Arizona’s Jesse Perry, California’s Jorge Gutierrez, Colorado’s Andre Roberson, Oregon’s E.J. Singler and Stanford’s Aaron Bright.
2011-12 Pac-12 Players of the Week
Dec. 26 — Arizona’s Solomon Hill
Dec. 19 — Oregon State’s Ahmad Starks
Dec. 12 — Washington State’s Brock Motum
Dec. 5 —- Arizona’s Solomon Hill
Nov. 28 — UCS’s Maurice Jones
Nov. 21 — Oregon State’s Jared Cunningham
Nov. 14 — Wilcox

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