LUTE OLSON AWARD "PLAYER OF
THE WEEK" HONORS
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Nov. 28, 2016
BOSTON (MA) -- Baylor's Johnathan Motley earns Lute Olson award
national player of the week honors.
The 6-foot-10 junior helped the Bears win the Battle 4 Atlantis.
In three games last week he averaged 20 points and seven
rebounds and was named Tournament MVP. He had a season-high 10
rebounds against VCU and a season-best 26 points against
The Lute Olson Award is presented annually to the nation's top
Division I player who has played at least two seasons with his
respective team. Freshmen and first-year transfers can be named
to the All-America team, but are not eligible to receive the
Player of the Year honors.
The award is named in honor of coaching great Lute Olson, who
won 780 games in 34 seasons, 24 of which were spent at the
University of Arizona. During that stretch he led the Wildcats
to 11 Pac-10 Conference titles, 23 consecutive NCAA Tournaments,
four Final Four appearances and a National Championship in 1997.
Week 3 (Nov. 28) Johnathan Motley (Baylor)
Week 2 (Nov. 21) Josh Hart (Villanova)
Week 1 (Nov. 14) James Blackmon, Jr. (Indiana)