LUTE OLSON AWARD "PLAYER OF
THE WEEK" HONORS
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Dec. 9, 2013
BOSTON (MA) -- UMass' Chaz Williams earns Lute Olson award
national player of the week honors.
The 5-foot-9 senior had 32 points and 15 assists in the
Minutemen's win over BYU. Earlier in the week the Brooklyn
native also had 12 points and 8 assists in a win over Eastern
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 5 (Dec. 9) Chaz Williams (UMass)
Week 4 (Dec. 2) C.J. Fair (Syracuse)
Week 3 (Nov. 25) Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State)
Week 2 (Nov. 18) Adreian Payne (Michigan State)
Week 1 (Nov. 11) Shavon Shields (Nebraska)