Dec. 14, 2004
Freshman guard Jordan Farmar (Van Nuys, CA/Taft HS) of the UCLA Men's Basketball Team was selected as the UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Dec. 6-12.
Farmar scored a career-high 25 points and nine of UCLA's final 11 points in the Bruins' 85-83 comeback win over Pepperdine on Dec. 11. With UCLA trailing 78-74, Farmar hit two free throws to bring UCLA to within two points. With 1:30 left and UCLA trailing again, Farmar hit a three-pointer that again pulled his team to within two. He then sank another pair of free throws to tie the game with nine seconds left, and with four seconds left, he drove the lane and sank a five-foot bank shot to give UCLA the win.
Farmar, also this week's Pac-10 Player of the Week, made eight of 11 field goals (.727), including 2-2 from three-point range, and was perfect from the line, making all seven of his free throw attempts. His game-high 25 points were the most scored by a UCLA freshman since Jason Kapono scored 27 points twice during the 1999-2000 season.
This is Farmar's first UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of his career.
Also nominated: Nikki Blue, W. Basketball; Chrissie Zartman, W. Volleyball.