January 26, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins guard/forward Kyle Anderson (5) goes in for a basket against the defense of California Golden Bears forward Christian Behrens (14) during the second half at Pauley Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA guard Anderson named Pac-12 Player of the Week

UCLA sophomore Kyle Anderson has earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors after having averaged 15.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists in UCLA’s two wins during the week of Jan. 20-26.

Anderson, a 6-foot-9 guard from Fairview, N.J., logged his team-leading 10th and 11th double-doubles in Pac-12 victories last week. He leads all Pac-12 players in double-doubles and ranks fifth nationally in that category.

Anderson totaled 13 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds in UCLA’s 91-74 win over Stanford last Thursday. He then scored 17 points with 12 rebounds and five assists in the team’s 76-64 victory against California on Sunday.

This is the second time in his career that Anderson has been named the Pac-12 Player of the Week. He also took the honor on March 4, 2013.

Anderson is currently averaging closer to a triple-double than any other player in the country. He has registered 15.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game and is the conference’s only player to rank in the top five in rebounds, assists and steals. Anderson’s 6.7 assists per game leads the Pac-12.

The sophomore guard has scored in double figures 17 times and recorded at least 10 rebounds in 10 games.

UCLA has gone 16-4 overall with a 5-2 mark in Pac-12 action.

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