March 9, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA senior guard/forward Josh Shipp has been named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Mar. 2-8, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Shipp led UCLA to wins over Oregon State, 79-54, and Oregon, 94-68, with back-to-back career-high outings to close out the Pac-10's regular season. The Los Angeles, Calif., native averaged 27.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals, while shooting 65.6 percent (21-32) from the field and 60 percent from the three-point range (9-15) in the two contests.
Against the Beavers, Shipp scored a career-high 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including five three-pointers. With UCLA leading 20-13 at the 7:47 mark, the senior scored 17 straight points for the Bruins in a span of 4:06 to push the UCLA lead to 18 points (37-19). Against the Ducks, he scored another career-high on Senior Night with 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting. He also added six rebounds and three steals in his final game in Pauley Pavilion.
On the season, Shipp ranks 16th in the Pac-10 in scoring (14.4 ppg), sixth in three-point field goal percentage (.441) and 10th in free throw percentage (.800).
This is Shipp's second-career weekly honor and the 51st Player of the Week all-time for UCLA.
Also nominated: Chase Budinger, ARIZ; Drew Wiley, ORE
2008-09 U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the Week: Nov. 17 - Darren Collison, Sr., G, UCLA; Nov. 24 - James Harden, So., G, ASU; Dec. 1 - James Harden, So., G, ASU; Dec. 8 - Dwight Lewis, Jr., G, USC; Dec. 15 - Jordan Hill, Jr., F, ARIZ; Dec. 22 - Jerome Randle, Jr., G, CAL; Dec. 29 - Jamelle Horne, So., F, ARIZ; Jan. 5 - Patrick Christopher, Jr., F, CAL; Jan. 12 - Patrick Christopher, Jr., F, CAL; Jan. 19 - Lawrence Hill, Sr., F, STAN; Jan. 26 - Roeland Schaftenaar, Jr., F/C, OSU; Feb. 2 - Chase Budinger, Jr., F, ARIZ; Feb. 9 - Alfred Aboya, Sr., C/F, UCLA; Feb. 16 - Nic Wise, Jr., G, ARIZ; Feb. 23 - Taylor Rochestie, Sr., G, WSU; Mar. 2 - Jon Brockman, Sr., F, WASH; Mar. 9 - Josh Shipp, Sr., G/F, UCLA.