Dec. 5, 2011
TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona men's basketball player Solomon Hill was named Bank of the West Pac-12 men's basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. The junior forward led the Wildcats to a pair of wins last week.
A 6-foot-6, 226-pound junior forward from Los Angeles, Calif., Hill led Arizona to a spotless week by averaging 13.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists in a pair of games. He connected on 57.9 percent of his field goals (11-of-19), including 43 percent (3-of-7) from behind the arc, to go a blocked shot. During the week, Hill extended his double-figure scoring streak to a career-long six games and set a new career high with seven assists.
He opened the week with 12 points (5-of-8 FG), six rebounds and those seven assists in a road win at New Mexico State and added 15 points, seven boards and a steal in a win over Northern Arizona. Hill leads Arizona in scoring, field goal percentage and assists and ranks second in rebounding.
On the season, he averages 12.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game to go with a 48.4 field goal percentage.
It marks the first time that Hill has earned Pac-12 Player-of-the-Week honors in his career. His is also the first Wildcat to claim the honor this season. All time, it is 81st weekly recognition for Arizona.
The Wildcats (6-2) return to action on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 12th-ranked Florida. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. EST and can be seen nationally on ESPN.