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December 31, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Pac-12 Player of the Week: Shabazz Muhammad

It was a matter of time before UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad began to emerge as one of the best players on his team and in the Pac-12. He missed the first three games of the season due to a NCAA eligibility investigation. When he was given the OK to play, Muhammad was admittedly out of shape and rusty.

But in December the 6-6 wing began to show why he was one of the top high school prospects in the country. He finished the month and the non-conference season with a bang, scoring 27 points to lead UCLA to a 97-94 overtime win over then-No. 7 Missouri.

For his efforts, Muhammad won the Pac-12 Player of the Week award.

His 27 points tied his career best. He also shot 52.6 percent, making 10 of 19 shots, including three of six three-pointers. He made two three pointers in overtime that put the Bruins ahead for the win.

Others nominated: Arizona’s Solomon Hill, Colorado’s AndrĂ© Roberson, Stanford’s Chasson Randle, Utah’s Jordan Loveridge and Washington State’s Mike Ladd.

2012-13 PAC-12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:

Nov. 12 — Ahmad Starks, Jr., G, Oregon State
Nov. 19 — Askia Booker, So., G, Colorado
Nov. 26 — Justin Cobbs, Jr., G, California
Dec. 3 — Carrick Felix, Sr., F, Arizona State
Dec. 10 — Brock Motum, Sr., F, Washington State
Dec. 17 — AndrĂ© Roberson, Jr., F, Colorado
Dec. 24 — Eric Moreland, So., F, Oregon State

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