WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - University of Colorado junior forward André Roberson has been named the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 10-16, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.
Roberson tallied his fifth double-double of the season in Colorado's only game of the week, a 50-43 win at Fresno State. Roberson scored a game-high 17 points and grabbed a career-best 20 rebounds. He shot 7-of-12 from the field with an additional three assists and one steal on the night.
The San Antonio, Texas, native is the first Buff to have 20 boards in one game in more than a decade. His total is the most by a Pac-12 player this season and the most for a Pac-12 player in four years. The first road win of the season moved the Buffs to an 8-2 record, matching its best start since the 2001-02 campaign.
This is Roberson's first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor, and the third all-time selection for Colorado. He is the second CU player to be named conference player of the week this year.
Roberson is also looking to become the school's first player since Shaun Vander (1989-91) to average a double-double in back-to-back seasons. Entering Friday's home game against Northern Arizona (Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m. MT, Pac-12 Network), Roberson is averaging 12. 1 points and 12.3 rebounds per game.
The 20-rebound performance against the Bulldogs was the 17th 20-rebound performance in CU history and tied for the fourth-most in a game away from home. It's also the first 20-rebound performance in a CU road game in almost 52 years, since Roger Voss had 27 at Missouri on Feb. 4, 1961, and most away from home since Jamahl Mosley had 20 versus Baylor in Kansas City on March 8, 2001.
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Also Nominated: Mark Lyons, ARIZ; Arsalan Kazemi, ORE; Roberto Nelson, OSU; Dwight Powell, STAN; Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA; Scott Suggs, WASH; Brock Motum, WSU.
2012-13 Pac-12 Players of the Week
Nov. 12: Ahmad Starks, Jr., G, Oregon State
Nov. 19: Askia Booker, So., G, Colorado
Nov. 26: Justin Cobbs, Jr., G, California
Dec. 3: Carrick Felix, Sr., F, Arizona State
Dec. 10: Brock Motum, Sr., F, Washington State
Dec. 17: André Roberson, Jr., F, Colorado