Feb. 28, 2000
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA junior guard Earl Watson has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 22-28.
Watson, from Kansas City, Kansas, averaged 20.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in the Bruins' sweep of the Oregon schools.
Against Oregon, Watson helped snap UCLA's three game losing streak by scoring a game-high 19 points. He also chipped in four rebounds, one assist and two steals in 38 minutes. Against Oregon State, Watson tallied a season-high 22 points and a career-high 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the year. He also added five assists and two steals. For the week, Watson was 11-of-20 (.550) from the field, 4-of-8 (.500) from three point range, and 15-of-21 (.714) from the line.
It's the first time Watson has been honored with the weekly award, the 35th honor all-time for the Bruins.
1999-2000 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Nov. 29 - Jason Collins, STANFORD. Dec. 6 - Michael Wright, ARIZONA. Dec. 13 - Brian Scalabrine, USC. Dec. 20 - Eddie House, ARIZONA STATE. Jan. 2 - Eddie House, ARIZONA STATE. Jan. 10 - Eddie House, ARIZONA STATE. Jan. 18 - Loren Woods, ARIZONA. Jan. 24 - David Bluthenthal, USC. Jan. 31- A.D. Smith. Feb. 7- Loren Woods. Feb. 14 - Mark Madsen, STANFORD. Feb. 21 - Eddie House, ARIZONA STATE.