Arron Afflalo Named UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week

Jan. 9, 2006

Sophomore guard Arron Afflalo (Compton, CA/Centennial HS) of the UCLA men's basketball team was selected as the UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week (January 2-8) after leading the Bruins to a sweep of the Arizona schools in Pac-10 action.

Against Arizona, Afflalo played 32 minutes to record a game-high 22 points (career-high tying 9-12, 2-6, 1-2), scoring 14 of his 22 in the first half alone. He also recorded three rebounds and two assists as UCLA snapped an eight year losing streak to the Wildcats in the desert with an 85-79 win.

Against Arizona State, Afflalo played 35 minutes, scoring a team-high 21 points (4-14, 1-9 and set a career-high from the free throw line, shooting 12-of-12. He also recorded seven rebounds (tied career-high with three offensive boards) and had just one turnover as the Bruins went on to defeat ASU 61-60.

UCLA's sweep of the Arizona schools was the first time since 1997 that the Bruins defeated both Arizona and Arizona State in the same road trip.

This is Afflalo's second Athlete of the Week honor after previously winning for the week of December 12-18 and third of his career

Also nominated: Noelle Quinn, W. Basketball; Kim Vandenberg, Swimming; Paul George, M. Volleyball

Visit the UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week Archive.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Oct 30
vs. Cal State Los ...
Los Angeles, CA
W, 95 - 57
Friday, Nov 13
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
L, 81 - 84 (OT)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 88 - 83
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
Sunday, Nov 29 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Dec 03 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Dec 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 12 - 7:00 PM PST
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
Tuesday, Dec 15 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 19 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, Dec 22 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 01 - 8:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan 03 - 6:30 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Thursday, Jan 07 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 09 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 13 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 20 - 8:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Jan 23 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jan 28 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 30 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 04 - 7:30 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 12 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA