WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – UCLA sophomore Kyle Anderson has earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors after having averaged 15.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists in UCLA’s two wins during the week of Jan. 20-26.
Anderson, a 6-foot-9 guard from Fairview, N.J., helped UCLA win two Pac-12 games last week and logged his team-leading 10th and 11th double-doubles. He leads all Pac-12 players with 11 double-doubles and ranks fifth, nationally, in that category.
Anderson totaled 13 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds in UCLA’s 91-74 win over Stanford last Thursday. He followed that effort with 17 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in the team’s 76-64 victory against California on Sunday evening.
This marks the second time in his career in which Anderson has secured Pac-12 Player of the Week honors. Previously, he was named the conference’s Player of the Week on March 4, 2013.
Anderson is currently averaging closer to a triple-double than any other player in the country. He has registered 15.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game and is the conference’s only player to rank in the top five in rebounds, assists and steals (1.8). Anderson leads the Pac-12 with 6.7 assists per game and ranks fourth with a 2.2 assist turnover ratio, through 20 games.
In addition, Anderson has shot 51.4 percent from the field (107-of-208) and 52.9 percent from 3-point range (18-for-34). The sophomore guard has scored in double figures 17 times and recorded at least 10 rebounds in 10 games.
UCLA has gone 16-4 overall with a 5-2 mark in Pac-12 action.
The Bruins will play five of their next seven games on the road, returning to action at Oregon this Thursday. Game time in Eugene, Ore., is 6 p.m. UCLA’s game at Oregon will be nationally televised on ESPN2.