Ducks guard Chris Duarte wins Pac-12 Player of the Week


For the second time this season, an Oregon Duck has won the Pac-12 Player of the Week award. 

This time, it was senior guard Chris Duarte who averaged 21.0 points per game on 50 percent shooting (15-of-30), including 47 percent from three-point range (9-of-19) while the No. 17 Ducks (8-1, 3-0) swept Stanford and California at Matthew Knight Arena. He also added 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game. 

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During the sweep, Duarte appeared to step up as Oregon's go-to option late in each game, scoring 14 points in the final 5:18 against Cal and 11 points in the final 5:43 against Stanford to turn a four-point cushion into a 17-point win.

This is Duarte's third time winning the award in his Oregon career after winning it twice last season. He trails only Dillon Brooks and Blair Rasmussen (four each) for the most in Oregon program history.

Earlier this season, Eugene Omoruyi was named Pac-12 Player of the Week after averaging 26.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game against Missouri and Seton Hall. 

No. 17 Oregon plays at Colorado on Thursday night at 8 p.m. PT (FS1).