LUTE OLSON AWARD "PLAYER OF
THE WEEK" HONORS
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Nov. 24, 2014
BOSTON (MA) -- Miami's Angel Rodriguez earns Lute Olson award
national player of the week honors.
The 5-foot-11 junior helped the Hurricanes win four games last
week. Rodriguez opened the week with 24 points, which included a
3-point field goal in the closing moments to lead Miami back
from a 15-point deficit to stun No. 6 ranked Florida. Over the
weekend Rodriguez helped the 'Canes win the Charleston Classic
title averaging 14 points in wins over Drexel, Akron and
Charlotte. He nearly had a triple-double in the win over Akron
with 15 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds.
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 2 (Nov. 24) Angel Rodriguez (Miami)
Week 1 (Nov. 17) Georges Niang (Iowa State)