After leading No. 2 Arizona to the NIT Season-Tip Off championship and a pair of wins including a victory over then-No. 6 Duke, Arizona’s Nick Johnson won the Pac-12 Player of the Week award.
It’s the second award in a span of three days for the junior guard who won Most Outstanding Player honors at the NIT Season Tip-Off.
He averaged 17.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists last week during two games at Madison Square Garden.
In the 66-62 win over Drexel, Johnson scored a team-high 20 points. He converted 5 of 12 field goals, including the transition layup that gave Arizona its first lead of the game. He also had a team-high four assists and five rebounds.
Against Duke, Johnson scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half of the 72-66 win. He also had two rebounds, two blocks and two steals.
For the third time in four weeks, Washington nominated C.J. Wilcox. The senior guard averaged 21.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in two wins for the Huskies.
Others Pac-12 players nominated: California’s Justin Cobbs, Colorado’s Josh Scott, Oregon’s Johnathan Loyd, Oregon State’s Devon Collier, Stanford’s Dwight Powell, UCLA’s Kyle Anderson, USC’s Pe’Shon Howard and Washington State’s DaVonté Lacy.
2012-13 PAC-12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK WINNERS:
Nov. 25 – Arizona State’s Jahii Carson
Nov. 18 – Oregon State’s Roberto Nelson
Nov. 11 — California’s Tyrone Wallace