Feb. 6, 2012
TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona men's basketball player Kyle Fogg was named Bank of the West Pac-12 men's basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. The senior guard led the Wildcats to a pair of road wins last week.
A 6-foot-3, 188-pound native of Brea, Calif., Fogg led Arizona to a sweep in those two contests last week by averaging 18.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists as the Wildcats moved to 4-2 on the road in conference play. He connected on 47.8 percent of his field goals (11-of-23) and a sizzling 61.5 percent (8-of-13) of his three-point attempts and 87.5 percent (7-of-8) of his free throws to go with two blocks and three steals.
He opened the week with a season-high 23 points, three boards and four assists Thursday at California and added 14 points (3-of-7 3-pt. FG), four rebounds and four assists to go with 5-of-6 shooting from the free throw line Saturday at Stanford.
Fogg was equally as good on the defensive side of the ball, as his primary defensive assignment in each game combined to shoot 8-of-28 (.286) from the field against him, helping Arizona post its first road sweep of the season against a pair of teams who entered play a combined 26-1 at home this season.
On the season, he averages 12.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.
It is the first time in his career that Fogg has earned conference player-of-the-week honors. Additionally, It marks the third time that an Arizona player has earned Pac-12 Player-of-the-Week honors this season, as Solomon Hill garnered the accolade on Dec. 5 and 26. All time, it is the 83rd weekly recognition for Arizona.
The Wildcats (16-8, 7-4 Pac-12) return to action on Thursday, Feb. 9, against Colorado in McKale Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. MST and can be seen nationally on ESPN.