Oregon State’s Roberto Nelson won the Pac-12 Player of the Week award.
The senior guard averaged 27.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists to lead the Beavers to wins over Portland and Maryland. He shot 52.9 percent (18-of-34) from the field, 42.9 percent (3-of-7) from the three-point line and 88.9 percent (16-of-18) from the free throw line.
After losing the season opener to Coppin State, Oregon State needed a win against Portland and he led the way with 24 points on 9-for-17 shooting in the 79-73 win. He also had a personal best seven assists.
Nelson capped the week with a 31-point performance at Maryland in OSU’s 90-83 victory. It was the Beavers’ first road win over an ACC team. Nelson was 9 for 17 from the field for the second straight game. However, he also torched the Terrapins at the line converted 12 of 14. He also recorded seven assists and three rebounds.
Washington nominated Nigel Williams-Goss, who averaged 17.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.0 steals in a pair of games.
Others nominated: Arizona’s Aaron Gordon, Arizona State’s Jordan Bachynski, California’s Richard Solomon, Colorado’s Askia Booker, Oregon’s Joseph Young, Stanford’s Chasson Randle, UCLA’s Tony Parker, USC’s Byron Wesley, Utah’s Renan Lenz and Washington State’s DaVonté Lacy.
2012-13 PAC-12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK WINNERS:
Nov. 11 — California’s Tyrone Wallace