Monday, March 5, 2012
Lazeric Jones named Pac-12 player of the week
By Peter Yoon
UCLA guard Lazeric Jones has been named the Pac-12 player of the week, the conference announced Monday.
Jones, a 6-1 senior, led UCLA to a sweep of Washington State and Washington with a combined 38 points. In a 78-46 rout of the Cougars, Jones had 18 points on eight-of-10 shooting with five assists and three steals. In UCLA's 75-69 victory over first-place Washington, Jones had 20 points, making a go-ahead basket with 2:10 to play and then sealing the victory with a pair of free throws with three seconds left.
Over the two games, Jones made 15-of-25 field goals, 5-of-9 3-point shots and averaged 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals. This is Jones’ first career Pac-12 player of the week honor and the 54th all-time selection for UCLA.
UCLA faces USC in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Staples Center.