Colorado Buffaloes junior guard Askia Booker has been named the Pac-12 men’s basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season. His latest award was for helping the Buffaloes beat the Oregon State Beavers and the Oregon Ducks as conference play began in the Pac-12.
Booker averaged 20.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game as the Buffs beat the Oregon squads.
His performance also helped the Buffs jump five spots in the AP Top 25 Poll going from No. 20 to No. 15 after dispatching the No. 10 ranked Ducks. Booker recorded a career-high 27 points in the 100-91 upset win over Oregon, posting a season-best seven rebounds with four assists and a steal. The guard shot 8-of-16 from the field and 10-of-12 from the free throw line.
This latest honor marks the third-career weekly award for Booker, who earned his second on Dec. 9, 2013. As a sophomore in 2012, he also took home Player of the Week honors on Nov. 19, 2012. It is Colorado’s fifth player of the week honor since joining the Pac-12.
For the season, Booker ranks second on the team in scoring with 13.6 points per game.
Colorado will next play the Washington State Cougars (Jan. 8) and the Washington Huskies (Jan. 12) on the road.
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