Arizona’s Hollis-Jefferson Earns Pac-12 Player of the Week Honor

Arizona’s Hollis-Jefferson Earns Pac-12 Player of the Week Honor

After nearly averaging a double-double and shooting just shy of 80 percent from the floor in two Arizona road wins, sophomore forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was named Pac-12 Player of the Week on Monday in an announcement by the league office.

The honor is the first of Hollis-Jefferson's career. UA has claimed three weekly awards this season, with freshman Stanley Johnson garnering the other two.

The Chester, Pa., native averaged team highs of 17.0 points and 9.5 rebounds, while shooting 78.0 percent from the field, as the Wildcats swept the Washington road trip. He also averaged 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game on the week.

Hollis-Jefferson got off to a fast start in an 86-62 win at Washington on Friday, scoring 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting to go with nine rebounds, two assists and two steals. Two nights later at Washington State, he posted his second double-double of the season and fourth of his career with 17 points and 10 boards in an 86-59 victory. He shot 8-of-9 from the field against the Cougars, making him 15-of-19 on the week.

Hollis-Jefferson's efforts were instrumental in pacing the Wildcats to a combined 54.9 percent shooting in the two wins, while he was key on the defensive end in helping hold the Washington schools to a combined 38.7 percent shooting from the floor.

UA hosts USC on Thursday for a 7 p.m. tilt at McKale Center. Pac-12 Networks will televise the action, and Brian Jeffries and Ryan Hansen will have the call on the Arizona IMG Sports Network.