Brock Motum named Pac-12 player of the week

USA TODAY Sports

This is the second time Motum has been named the player of the week in his career.

Washington State Cougars forward Brock Motum was named the Pac-12 men's basketball player of the week, Tim Booth of the AP reported on Monday.

The senior forward scored 23 points in both games this week, a close loss to the Gonzaga Bulldogs and a win over the Fresno State Bulldogs.

The Cougars nearly pulled off their biggest upset of the year when they took Gonzaga to the wire in Pullman, Wash. Motum was 5-for-7 from three point range and added three rebounds, an assist and three blocks.

In the 59-50 win over Fresno State, Motum hit 2-of-3 from three-point range and added eight rebounds.

On the season, the preseason Wooden Award candidate is averaging 19.7 points and 6.8 rebounds a game. This is the second time Motum was named the Pac-12 player of the week in his collegitate career. He won the award close to a year ago for the week of Dec. 5-11. He is the sixth Cougar to earn the award multiple times in his career.

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