Wroten Named Pac-12 Player of the Week
Jan. 2, 2012
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Tony Wroten was named the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week on Monday, announced Commissioner Larry Scott.
Wroten, a freshman from Seattle's Garfield HS, averaged 21.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game as Washington beat Oregon State by 16 points and Oregon by 15 points to open conference play 2-0.
Wroten led Washington with 26 points and a career-best 9 rebounds in a 95-80 win over Oregon State. He was 10-for-16 (.625) from the field, 5-for-7 from the free throw line and also had 4 assists, a steal, plus a season-low equaling 2 turnovers. In the Huskies 76-60 win over Oregon, Wroten scored 17 points, dished 5 assists, grabbed 4 rebounds, blocked a shot, had one steal and, once again, had just two turnovers.
Wroten ranks second in the conference in scoring at 16.8 ppg and fourth in steals per game (1.6). He leads all Pac-12 Freshmen in both categories.
The Player of the Week award is 44th time a Husky has won the honor. C.J. Wilcox won the award earlier this year.
It is just the second time a UW freshman has taken the weekly award (also Spencer Hawes, Dec. 26, 2006) and the first time a conference freshman has earned the honor since USC's O.J. Mayo on Feb. 25, 2008.