Tyrone Wallace received the first Pac-12 Basketball Player of the Week award for the 2014-15 season.
The California junior guard nearly averaged a double double during a pair of games last week. He averaged 20.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists while leading the Golden Bears to a 2-0 start.
Wallace, who transitioned to point guard after two seasons at shooting guard, began the season with 22 points on 9-for-15 shooting and 10 rebounds – his third career double double – in Cal’s regular-season opening 91-57 win over Alcorn State. He also had four assists and two steals.
On Sunday, Wallace finished with 18 points on 6-for-10 shooting and nine rebounds in the 93-59 victory over Kennesaw State. He also doled out seven assists, which was one shy of his personal best.
Washington nominated sophomore guard Nigel Williams-Goss who had 10 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and two steals during a 77-59 win over South Carolina State.
Other players nominated include: Arizona’s Brandon Ashley, Arizona State’s Shaquielle McKissic, Colorado’s Josh Scott, Oregon’s Joseph Young, Oregon State’s Jarmal Reid, Stanford’s Stefan Nastic, UCLA’s Kevon Looney and Utah’s Jakob Poeltl.
IN OTHER NEWS:
— The Wooden Award preseason top 50 watch list was released Monday and it contains seven players from the Pac-12 including: Ashley, Arizona’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Arizona’s Stanley Johnson, Stanford’s Chasson Randle, Colorado’s Josh Scott, Utah’s Delon Wright and Oregon’s Joseph Young.