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Feb.. 27, 2017

BOSTON (MA) -- BYU's Eric Mika earns Lute Olson award national player of the week honors.

The 6-foot-10 sophomore helped the Cougars to a pair of wins last week, including a victory over No. 1 ranked and previously unbeaten Gonzaga. Mike finished with 29 points and 11 rebounds at Gonzaga. He was 11-of-14 from the field. Earlier in the week he had 19 points and eight rebounds at Portland.

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 16 (Feb. 27) Eric Mika (BYU)
Week 15 (Feb. 20) Justin Robinson (Monmouth)
Week 14 (Feb. 13) Bonzie Colson (Notre Dame)
Week 13 (Feb. 6) Caleb Swanigan (Purdue)
Week 12 (Jan. 30) Donovan Mitchell (Louisville)
Week 11 (Jan. 23) Lauri Markkanen (Arizona)
Week 10 (Jan. 16) Frank Mason III (Kansas)
Week 9 (Jan. 9) Sindarius Thornwell (South Carolina)
Week 8 (Jan. 2) Dwayne Bacon (Florida State)
Week 7 (Dec. 26) Caleb Swanigan (Purdue)
Week 6 (Dec. 19) Kelan Martin (Butler)
Week 5 (Dec. 12) Josh Hart (Villanova)
Week 4 (Dec. 5) Isaac Hamilton (UCLA)
Week 3 (Nov. 28) Johnathan Motley (Baylor)
Week 2 (Nov. 21) Josh Hart (Villanova)
Week 1 (Nov. 14) James Blackmon, Jr. (Indiana)

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