Dec. 20, 2010
Sophomore forward Reeves Nelson (Modesto, CA/Modesto Christian) of the UCLA men's basketball team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Dec. 13-19.
Nelson led the Bruins to a pair of victories over UC Davis and previously unbeaten No. 16 BYU last week, averaging 18.0 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 54.5% (12-for-22) from the field. He 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, he had 13 points, nine rebounds, one block and one assist.
This is Nelson's first UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and second of his career.
Also nominated: Nina Earl, W. Basketball.