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Lauri Markkanen wins Pac-12 Player of the Week

Posted: 5:22 PM, Feb 20, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-21 00:22:02Z
Lauri Markkanen earned his second Pac-12 Player of the Week award in voting conducted by media who cover the league.
 
The 7-0 forward from Jyväskylä, Finland averaged a double-double of 22.5 points on 53 percent shooting (16-30) and 12.0 rebounds to lead now 4th ranked Arizona to a road sweep of the Washington schools. It marked the Wildcats' third road sweep of the Conference season.
 
Markkanen's honor marks the seventh weekly award for a Pac-12 freshman so far in 2016-17, tying the most in a season since the award was created in 1983, matching the seven rookie selections in 2007-08.
 
Markkanen opened the week with a 19-point, 11-rebound double-double in a 78-59 victory at Washington State on Thursday, then posted his first career 20-10 outing with 26 points and 13 boards as Arizona edged Washington, 76-68, on Saturday.