Pacific Men's Basketball - Young Named Big West Player of the Week
Tiger junior point guard Demetrece Young (Oklahoma City, Okla.) was named Big West Conference Player of the Week on Monday, January 25. He led the Tigers to wins over Cal State Fullerton and UC Davis last week.
Demetrece had a career-high 22 points on Thursday in Pacific's win over Cal State Fullerton, and in Pacific's balanced lineup became the first player to post a 20-point game on the season. He hit six of seven three-pointers against Cal State Fullerton and two of three in the Tigers' win over UC Davis to knock down 80% on the week.
As the Tigers' point guard, he had six assists and no turnovers on the week, running the team for all but 12 minutes. He averaged 17.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in Pacific's two games.
It is the first Player of the Week honor for Pacific since Chad Troyer was selected on Jan. 28, 2008.
Pacific is 12-6 overall and 5-1 in the Big West. The Tigers are next in action at UC Irvine on Thursday, Jan. 28.