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Verizon WAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week Announced
Courtesy: WAC
DENVER – Louisiana Tech’s Olu Ashaolu has been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 13-19. The honor marks the second career WAC Player of the Week award for Ashaolu.

Ashaolu, a junior forward from Toronto, Canada (Christian Life Center Academy), recorded back-to-back double-doubles for the third time this season and helped LA Tech to a 2-0 record last week. Ashaolu scored 21 points on 10-of-13 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds in an 80-57 win at Houston Baptist. He then recorded 12 points and 10 rebounds in a 62-61 win at UT Arlington. Ashaolu also tallied two blocks in each game.

On the week, Ashaolu averaged 16.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 assists per game. He shot 68.4 percent (13-of-19) from the field and 75.0 percent (6-of-8) from the free throw line.

Other nominees included: Boise State senior forward Daequon Montreal … Fresno State freshman forward Bracken Funk … Hawai‘i junior guard Zane Johnson … Idaho junior guard Deremy Geiger … Nevada sophomore guard Malik Story … New Mexico State senior guard Gordo Castillo … San Jose State freshman guard Keith Shamburger … Utah State junior guard Brockeith Pane.
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