LUTE OLSON AWARD "PLAYER OF
THE WEEK" HONORS
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Dec. 2, 2013
BOSTON (MA) -- Syracuse's C.J. Fair earns Lute Olson award
national player of the week honors.
The 6-foot-8 senior scored 14 of his his game-high 24 points in
the second half of Syracuse's win over No. 18 ranked Baylor in
the championship game of the Maui Invitational. Fair, who was
named tournament MVP, had 16 points and 10 rebounds in the
tournament opener against Minnesota and had 14 points and 7
boards in the semifinal win over Cal.
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 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)