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LUTE OLSON AWARD "PLAYER OF THE WEEK" HONORS
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Dec.  22, 2014


BOSTON (MA) -- La Salle's Jordan Price earns Lute Olson award national player of the week honors.

The 6-foot-5 sophomore had 26 points, six rebounds and five assists against American. Price hit a half-court buzzer beater to complete a 20-point comeback for the Explorers and force overtime last Tuesday. On Saturday he scored a career-high 31 points at Towson.

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.

WEEKLY HONORS

Week 6 (Dec. 22) Jordan Price (La Salle)
Week 5 (Dec. 15)  Zach Auguste (Notre Dame) & Josh Richardson (Tennessee)
Week 4 (Dec. 8) Tyrone Wallace (California)
Week 3 (Dec. 1) Aaron Bacote (Old Dominion)
Week 2 (Nov. 24) Angel Rodriguez (Miami)
Week 1 (Nov. 17) Georges Niang (Iowa State)


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