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Jan. 15, 2018

BOSTON (MA) -- Memphis' Jeremiah Martin earns the Lute Olson award national player of the week honors.

The 6-foot-3 junior helped the Tigers pick up a pair conference wins last week. On Tuesday he finished with 31 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals against Tulane. He was 7-for-13 from the field and a perfect 15-for-15 from the free throw line. On Saturday he had 26 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals on the road at Temple. He was 10-for-18 from the field.

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.

2017-18 Lute Olson National Player of the Week

(Jan. 15): Jeremiah Martin, Memphis
(Jan. 8): Markus Howard, Marquette
(Jan. 1): Kelan Martin, Butler
(Dec. 25): Cameron Jackson, Wofford
(Dec. 18): Kyle Washington, Cincinnati
(Dec. 11): Jock Landale, Saint Mary's
(Dec. 4):  Devonte' Graham, Kansas
(Nov. 27): Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame
(Nov. 20): Grayson Allen, Duke
(Nov. 13): Kendrick Nunn, Oakland

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