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Cal's Justin Cobbs wins Pac-12 player of the week

This was kind of a no-brainer. Cal's Justin Cobbs put up some ridiculous numbers this weekend. Against Oregon, he scored 29 points, dished out eight assists, had four steals, grabbed three rebounds and didn't have a single turnover. On Saturday against OSU, he scored 10 points and dished out a career high 13 assists. He was so good that head coach Mike Montgomery even said he'd be surprised if Cobbs wasn't name Pac-12 player of the week. Well, Montgomery was right.

From the press release ...

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — CALIFORNIA guard Justin Cobbs has been named Bank of the West Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 13-19, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday.

The sophomore guided California to a home sweep of the Oregon schools, starting with a close 86-83 victory over Oregon on Thursday. Cobbs posted a career-best 28 points against the Ducks on 13-for-29 shooting (.684) and dished eight assists. Healso tied a career best for steals with four while grabbing three rebounds.

On Saturday, the Los Angeles, Calif., native registered the second double-double of his collegiate career with a career-high 13 assists and 10 points in Cal’s 77-63 win over Oregon State. He also nabbed five rebounds and went 4-for-4 from the foul line. Cobbs’ 13 assists against the Beavers marked the first time a Golden Bear has reached that number since Jason Kidd posted 13 in 1994.

Over the two games, Cobbs averaged 19.0 points on 16-for-26 (.615) field goal shooting, 10.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals. He also went 5-for-5 from the free throw line.

This is Cobb’s first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and the 45th all-time selection for California.

Cal is on the road at Utah on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT and Colorado on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3:30 p.m. MT/2:30 p.m. PT.

Also Nominated: Kyle Fogg, ARIZ; Andre Roberson, COLO; Devoe Joseph, ORE; Josh Owens, STAN; Travis Wear, UCLA; Terrence Ross, WASH.

2011-12 Pac-12 Players of the Week

  • Nov. 14      C.J. Wilcox, So., G, Washington
  • Nov. 21      Jared Cunningham, Jr., G, Oregon State
  • Nov. 28      Maurice Jones, So., G, USC
  • Dec. 5         Solomon Hill, Jr., F, Arizona
  • Dec. 12       Brock Motum, Jr. F, Washington State
  • Dec. 19       Ahmad Starks, So., G, Oregon State
  • Dec. 26       Solomon Hill, Jr., F, Arizona
  • Jan. 2         Tony Wroten, Fr., G, Washington
  • Jan. 9         Carlon Brown, Sr., G, Colorado
  • Jan. 16       Terrence Ross, So., G, Washington
  • Jan. 23       Faisal Aden, Sr., G, Washington State
  • Jan. 30       Jared Cunningham, Jr., G, Oregon State
  • Feb. 6         Kyle Fogg, Sr., G,, Arizona
  • Feb. 13       E.J. Singler, Jr., F, Oregon
  • Feb. 20       Justin Cobbs, So., G, California