Dillon Brooks has been named Pac-12 Player of the Week. The Canadian averaged 18 points per contest, as part of No. 6 Oregon’s Bay Area sweep of California and Stanford. It was the third time Brooks received the honor this season.
The trip was highlighted by his heroics in Berkeley, California. The junior drilled the game-winning shot with 0.2 seconds left in the game, leaving him with 22 points. The clutch 3-pointer gave Oregon the win, 68-65. It was his third buzzer-beating game-winner of the season.
Saturday, the Wooden Watch candidate was instrumental with 14 clutch points against Stanford, 75-73, on their Senior Day.
His previous player of the week was awarded earlier this month (Feb. 6). Then, Brooks scored the final 12 points to help defeat Arizona State, 71-70. The following game, DB led a blowout of No. 5 Arizona by 27 points.
ALSO NOMINATED FOR PAC-12 POW: Allonzo Trier, ARIZONA; Derrick White, COLORADO; Reid Travis, STANFORD; TJ Leaf, UCLA; Bennie Boatwright, USC; Kyle Kuzma, UTAH; Josh Hawkinson, WASHINGTON STATE.
For his career, Dillon Brooks is now tied with Blair Rasmussen (4, 1983-85) for the most POW honors in Oregon basketball history. His three selections this season match the most in a single season by a Duck player (Jerry Adams - 3, 1985-86).
Brooks appears on the current finalist lists for the John R. Wooden and James Naismith National Player of the Year awards, alongside the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year.
For the season, Brooks is averaging 15.6 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 2.9 APG, and 1.2 SPG over 23.7 MPG. He is shooting the lights out from the field at 51 percent, and 43 percent from 3-point territory.
Most importantly, he has led the No. 6 Ducks to a stellar 26-4 record, including 15-2 in the Pac-12. Not to mention, an unbeaten home record (17-0) from Matthew Knight Arena. Brooks has not lost a game at home since his freshman year (Arizona, January 2015).
Currently, the Ducks are in first place in the regular season Pac-12 race. Their tiebreaker over Arizona could give Oregon back-to-back Pac-12 regular season titles for the first time in program history. With a win over their bitter in-state rival, Oregon State, the Ducks would capture history.
No. 6 Oregon (26-4, 15-2 Pac-12) will conclude their regular season on Saturday afternoon in Corvallis with The Civil War. Oregon State (5-25, 1-16 Pac-12) is fresh off their first win of the conference season against Utah.
The Ducks are seeking the sweep after embarrassing the Beavers, 85-43, by 42 points in Eugene. The regular season finale will tip at 3:00 p.m. PCT from Gill Coliseum. Get your tickets now.
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