Dec. 31, 2007
BERKELEY - Sophomore guard Jerome Randle has been named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 24 - 30, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Monday.
Randle was named Most Valuable Player of the Golden Bear Classic after averaging 23.0 ppg and shooting 59.1 percent from the floor, including 9-of-13 from three-point range, to lead Cal to the tournament title.
In the opener vs. Long Beach State Friday, he had 14 of his points in the first half to spark Cal, which trailed 9-2 early before building a 38-15 halftime lead. He was 5-for-7 from three-point distance, and the Bears set a school record with 16 three-pointers in the contest. In addition, he set a personal best with four steals.
Then against North Dakota State Saturday, Randle scored 19 of his career-high 26 points in the second half to lead Cal back from a seven-point deficit. Thirteen points came in the first 5 1/2 minutes after the break when the Bears went from down 35-28 to up 48-45.
This is the first weekly honor for Randle and Cal's 37th Player of the Week all-time. Ryan Anderson claimed the award earlier this season, as well.
U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week: Nov. 19 - Jon Brockman, Sr., F, WASH. Nov. 26 - Kevin Love, Fr., C, UCLA. Dec. 3 - Ryan Anderson, So., F, CAL. Dec. 10 - Jordan Hill, So., F, ARIZ. Dec. 17 - Ty Abbott, Fr., G, ASU. Dec. 24 - Jon Brockman, Jr., F, WASH. Dec. 31 - Jerome Randle, So., G, CAL.