WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – California senior guard Justin Cobbs was named the Pac-12 Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. The Golden Bears have won four straight with an overall record of 12-4 and their first 3-0 start in Pac-12 play since 2009.
Cobbs averaged a double-double to lead Cal to a pair of road victories this past week at No. 13/17 Oregon and Oregon State and give the Bears’ their first 3-0 record on the road in league contests since 1957. The guard averaged 20.0 points and 10.0 assists to go along with 5.5 rebounds in the two games.
Cobbs guided the Bears back from a 10-point halftime deficit at Oregon State this past Saturday with 20 second-half points to go along with five rebounds, four assists and a steal all in the second period alone.
He posted his first double-double of the season with 20 points and a season-high 11 assists to lead Cal to the win at No. 13/17 Oregon last Thursday.
With his assist total for the week, the Pac-12’s active career assist leader moved into fifth place on Cal’s all-time assist chart with 430 in 83 career games. With his point total for the week, the senior moved up four spots to 28th on Cal’s all-time scoring list with 1,166 in his career so far.
The conference weekly honor is the fourth of Cobbs’ career. He is the second Golden Bear to receive weekly recognition this season. Sophomore Tyrone Wallace was named the league’s player of the week on Nov. 11, 2013. Cobbs is California’s 51st conference player of the week selection all-time.Cal, winners of its last four games and off to a 3-0 start in the Pac-12, will play its first home league games of the season this week. The Bears host Washington at 8 p.m. (PT) on Wednesday and Washington State at 1 p.m. (PT) on Saturday at Haas Pavilion.