March 3, 2003
TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona men's basketball player Salim Stoudamire was named Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week for Feb. 24-March 2, the league announced Monday.
Stoudamire, a 6-foot-1 guard from Portland, Ore., led Arizona to a road sweep of the Bay Area schools for the fourth consecutive season by averaging a team-best 19.0 points and two rebounds in two wins last week. He connected on 14-of-24 field goal attempts (.583), including 7-of-12 (.583) from three-point range, to go with a pair of assists. In Thursday's win at California, Stoudamire scored a game-high 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including 6-of-8 from behind the arc, in 29 minutes of action. He followed that up with a team-high 18 points in a win at Stanford, in which he scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half to go with three rebounds and an assist in 38 minutes.
On the season, the sophomore is averaging 13.3 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 23 games. He is shooting 48.8 percent from the filed, including 46.7 percent from three-point range. It is the first time Stoudamire has been so honored by the league office and the 59th all-time for Arizona. It is also the fourth time this season a UA player has earned Pac-10 Player-of-the-Week honors.
The top-ranked Wildcats return to action on Thursday, March 6, when the club hosts Oregon State. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. MST and can be seen live on Fox Sports Net Arizona.