Dec. 3, 2007
BERKELEY - Sophomore forward Ryan Anderson has been named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 26- Dec. 2, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Monday.
Anderson averaged 25.5 ppg and 12.0 rpg in helping Cal to victories at Nevada (74-68) Nov. 28 and vs. Missouri (86-72) Dec. 1. He set a career-high with 36 points at Nevada and added 13 rebounds, scoring 10 straight points during one stretch of the second half to help the Bears to a seven-point lead. Anderson also became the first Golden Bear to score at least 30 points since Leon Powe had 41 in the 2006 Pac-10 Tournament semifinals.
Against Missouri, Anderson had his third double-double of the year with 15 points and 11 rebounds to help Cal improve its record to 5-0, Bears' best start since the 1994-95 season.
Now contributing 22.4 ppg on the season, Anderson leads the Pac-10 and ranks second in the country in scoring. He is also fourth in the league in rebounding with 10.0 per game.
This is the first weekly honor for Anderson and California's 36th Player of the Week all-time.
2007-08 U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the Week:
Nov. 20 - Jon Brockman, Jr., F, WASH
Nov. 26 - Kevin Love, Fr., F, UCLA
Dec. 3 - Ryan Anderson, So., F, CAL