Anderson Earns Player of the Week Honors
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  02/04/2008

Feb. 4, 2008

BERKELEY - Sophomore forward Ryan Anderson, who averaged 30.0 ppg and 13.0 rpg in wins at Washington State and Washington last week has been named the Pac-10 Player of the Week, as well as National Player of the Week by, The Sporting News and

In the two games, Anderson made 20-of-32 shots from the floor (62.5%), 9-of-14 from three-point range (64.3%) and all 11 of his free throw tries.

Anderson finished with 27 points and nine rebounds in the 69-64 victory over No. 9 WSU last Thursday - Cal's first win over a Top 10 team on the road since 1995. He connected on 9-of-13 shots, including 5-of-7 from three-point range. He also scored the go-ahead basket with 42 seconds left and followed with two free throws with 20 seconds on the clock to put the Bears up by three points.

Then at Washington Saturday, Anderson had 33 points and a career-high-tying 17 rebounds. During one stretch of the second half, he scored 15 consecutive points for Cal when the Bears when from a 51-46 deficit to a 61-56 lead.

This is the second weekly Pac-10 honor for Anderson and Cal's 38th Player of the Week all-time. Anderson also won the award Dec. 3