Follow us:

Husky Men's Basketball

The latest news and analysis on Husky men's hoops.

February 10, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Pac-12 Player of the Week: Jordan Bachynski

ncb_g_bachynski_gb1_600x400

Arizona State senior center Jordan Bachynski received the Pac-12 Player of the Week award on Monday.

The native of Calgary, Canada averaged 21.5 points, 12.0 rebounds and 8.0 blocks in two home victories for the Sun Devils, which improved to 18-6 and 7-4 Pac-12. ASU is tied with Colorado for third place in the conference. For the week, Bachynski shot 15-of-20 (.750) from the field and 13-of-16 (.813) from the free-throw line. His 16 total blocks during the two-game span made him the Pac-12 career record holder with 288 blocks.

Bachynski began the week with 17 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks to lead Arizona State to an 86-82 overtime win over Oregon State last Thursday. It was his 11th double double this season.

Two days later, he posted a career-high 26 points in the 74-72 win over Oregon, adding nine rebounds and nine blocks. Bachynski sealed the win when he blocked Joseph Young’s potentially game-tying reverse layup as time expired. It’s the second time this season Bachynski had a block at the buzzer. On Nov. 25, he swatted away a short jumper from Marquette’s Derrick Wilson to preserve a 79-77 win.

Bachynski leads the Pac-12 in blocked shots, averaging 4.5 per game, and is second in the Pac-12 in rebounding with 9.1 boards per game. He’s the leading candidate to win the conference’s defensive player of the year and will garner all-league consideration.

Other players nominated for the player of the week award include: Arizona’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Colorado’s Askia Booker, Stanford’s Dwight Powell, UCLA’s Norman Powell and Washington State’s DaVonté Lacy.

2013-14 Pac-12 Players of the Week

Nov. 11 — Tyrone Wallace, So., California
Nov. 18 — Roberto Nelson, Sr., Oregon State
Nov. 25 — Jahii Carson, So., Arizona State
Dec. 2 — Nick Johnson, Jr., Arizona
Dec. 9 — Askia Booker, Jr., Colorado
Dec. 16 — Jordan Loveridge, So., Utah
Dec. 23 — Chasson Randle, Jr., Stanford
Dec. 30 — Roberto Nelson, Sr., Oregon State
Jan. 6 — Askia Booker, Jr., Colorado
Jan. 13 — Justin Cobbs, Sr., California
Jan. 20 — Delon Wright, Jr., Utah
Jan. 27 — Kyle Anderson, So., UCLA
Feb. 3 – Justin Cobbs, Sr. California

Comments | More in Pac-12 Player of the Week | Topics: Arizona State, Jordan Bachnyski


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►