Jan. 5, 2004
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA guard Janou Rubin has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for December 29 - January 4, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Rubin, a junior walk-on from Union City Calif., who was given a scholarship this season. He sparked the Bruins to a sweep of the Oregon schools and a 2-0 start in Pac-10. In UCLA's win over Oregon State, Rubin played a career-high tying 18 minutes off the bench to set a career-high with 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting, including 3-of-3 from three-point range. Rubin scored all of his points in the second half as the Bruins overcame a 10-point halftime deficit.
In UCLA's win over Oregon, Rubin again posted a career-high with 24 minutes off the bench, while matching his career-best with 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting. He also added a career-high three rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot. In two games versus the Oregon schools, Rubin averaged 21.0 minutes off the bench and 13.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and shot 9-of-14 (.642) from the field, including 5-of-6 (.833) from three-point range.
This is the first weekly honor for Rubin, and the 39th award all-time for the Bruins.
2003-04 Pac-10 Players of the Week: Dec. 1.-Chris Hernandez, So, G, STAN; Dec. 8.-Matt Lottich, Sr, G, STAN; Hassan Adams, So, G, ARIZ; Dec. 22-Matt Lottich, Sr, G, STAN; Jan. 5- Janou Rubin, Jr, G, UCLA.