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Jan.  26, 2015

BOSTON (MA) -- Notre Dame's Jerian Grant earns Lute Olson award national player of the week honors.

The 6-foot-5 senior helped the Irish to a couple of road wins last week. Last Thursday at Virginia Tech Grant had 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting. He also seven rebounds, six assists and two steals. Sunday night at NC State he a game-high 25 points, as Notre Dame overcame an 18-point deficit. He also had four assists, three rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot in the final seconds of overtime to preserve the win.

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 11 (Jan. 26) Jerian Grant (Notre Dame)
Week 10 (Jan. 19) Chasson Randle (Stanford)
Week 9 (Jan. 12) Marcus Foster (Kansas State)
Week 8 (Jan. 5) Jahlil Okafor (Duke)
Week 7 (Dec. 29) D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Georgetown)
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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