Dec. 26, 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 Dec. 19-25, 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 guided Arizona to a sweep last week in two games by averaging 18.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. The junior forward connected on 58.3 percent of his field goals (14-of-24) to go with seven assists, two blocks and a steal.
During the week, Hill notched his second double-double of the season and set a new career high in points (23) and equaled another in rebounds (11). He opened the week with an efficient 23 points (8-of-10 FG/1-of-2 3-pt. FG), 11 rebounds and a block in a win over Oakland and added 13 points, seven boards and four assists in the win over Bryant. Hill's efforts led Arizona to its two highest-scoring games of the season and UA's first 100-point game in McKale Center since March 7, 2009.
On the season, Hill averages 12.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.
It marks the second time that Hill has earned Pac-12 Player-of-the-Week honors this season and in his career. He previously earned the honor on Dec. 5. Hill is the first Pac-12 player to earn the award twice in 2011-12. All time, it is the 82nd weekly recognition for Arizona.
The Wildcats (9-4, 0-0 Pac-12) return to action on Saturday, Dec. 31, against Arizona State in the Pac-12 Conference opener. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. MST and can be seen on KWBA-TV and FOX Sports Arizona.