Reeves Nelson Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

Dec. 20, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA's Reeves Nelson was named Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 13-19, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. The sophomore forward led the Bruins to a pair of victories over UC Davis and previously unbeaten No. 16 BYU last week.

The Modesto, Calif., native scored a career-high 23 points in the 86-79 win over BYU on Saturday, helping the Bruins snap a five-game losing streak to ranked teams. Nelson finished 8-for-17 from the field and 7-for-13 from the free-throw line while adding four rebounds and two assists. In the 74-67 win over UC Davis earlier in the week, Nelson had 13 points, nine rebounds, one block and one assist. For the week, he averaged 18.0 points and 6.5 rebounds, while shooting 54.5 percent (12-for-22) from the field.

It is Nelson's second career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor, second of the season and the 53rd weekly recognition for UCLA all-time.

The Bruins finish non-conference play with home games against Montana State on Tuesday and UC Irvine on Thursday. Both games tip off at 7:30 p.m.

Also Nominated: Kevin Parrom, ARIZ; Rihards Kuksiks, ASU; Markhuri Sanders-Frison, CAL; Scott Suggs, WASH

2010-11 Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Nov. 22 - Reeves Nelson, UCLA
Nov. 29 - Klay Thompson, WSU
Dec. 6 - Derrick Williams, ARIZ
Dec. 13 - Klay Thompson, WSU
Dec. 20 - Reeves Nelson, UCLA

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
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
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
Thursday, Feb 25 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA