Junior guard Aaron Holiday was named Pac-12 men’s basketball player of the week on Tuesday after he scored 20 points and tallied eight assists in UCLA’s 73-75 upset over then-No. 7 Kentucky on Saturday.
It’s his first weekly conference honor of his career. During two games this week, including UCLA’s 85-82 win over South Dakota at home last Tuesday, Holiday averaged 17.5 points, 6.5 assists and 4 rebounds.
The Bruins start Pac-12 play on Friday, hosting Washington State at 8 p.m. PT, and Holiday may pass the 1,000-career points mark as he is currently just 17 points shy. His 17.6 points per game rank 10th in the conference and he is second in the Pac-12 in assists with 5.6.