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Arizona?s Salim Stoudamire Named Pac-10 Player of the Week
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 22, 2005
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Senior guard earns honor for the second time this season


TUCSON, Ariz. ?- University of Arizona men’s basketball player Salim Stoudamire was named U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week for Feb. 14-20, the league announced Monday.


Stoudamire, a 6-foot-1, 179-pound senior guard from Portland, Ore., led Arizona to a home sweep of Oregon and Oregon State by averaging 26.5 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in two games this week.  The senior guard shot 56.7 percent from the field (17-of-30), including 65.0 percent (13-of-20) from three-point range, and was 6-of-6 from the free throw line as well.


He opened the week with a game-high 22 points on 7-of 14 shooting (4-of-6 from behind the arc) in Thursday’s win over Oregon and followed that with 31 points (10-of-16 FG), a rebound and an assist Sunday vs. Oregon State.  En route to the 31 points, Stoudamire set a school with nine three-point field goals (in 14 attempts) to notch his fifth consecutive 20-point game and his second 30-point game this season.


On the year, Stoudamire is averaging 18.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, while shooting 53.6 percent from the floor, including 56.0 percent from three-point range, and 92.0 percent from the free throw line.  It is the fourth time in his career that Stoudamire has been recognized by the league office and the 63rd award all-time for the Wildcats, a Pac-10 best.  It is Stoudamire’s second such award for Arizona this season.


Ninth-ranked Arizona (23-4, 13-2 Pac-10) will next be in action on Thursday, Feb. 24, at Washington State.  Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. PST and can be seen on FSN Arizona.

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