Feb. 27, 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 Feb. 20-26, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. The senior guard led the Wildcats to a pair of home wins last week.
A 6-foot-3, 188-pound native of Brea, Calif., Fogg led Arizona to a sweep in two games last week by averaging 18.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists as the Wildcats won for the eighth time in the last 10 games. The senior guard also connected on 43.5 percent of his field goals (10-of-23), 40.0 percent (4-of-10) of his three-point attempts and 75.0 percent (12-of-16) of his free throws. Included in the effort was his second double-double of the season in the win Thursday and his fifth 20-point game of 2011-12 on Saturday.
He opened the week with 16 points, a career-high 12 boards and two assists Thursday vs. USC and added game-high totals of 20 points and nine rebounds Saturday vs. UCLA. Fogg scored 16 of those 20 points in the final 9:57, including 13 in the last 6:03 as Arizona rallied for the win. His trey with 53 seconds to go capped a 17-7 UA run that gave the Wildcats a six-point lead. Fogg was equally as good defensively this week, as his primary defensive assignments were a combined 5-of-26 (.192) from the field and totaled 12 points.
On the season, he averages 13.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.
It is the second time this season (second career) that Fogg has earned conference player-of-the-week honors. He also earned the distinction on Feb. 6.
Additionally, it marks a league-high fourth 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 84th weekly recognition for Arizona.
The Wildcats (21-9, 12-5 Pac-12) return to action on Sunday, March 4, at Arizona State. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. MST and can be seen nationally on FOX Sports Net.