Kyle Anderson is PAC 12 Player of the Week and let's be honest as of right now he is the PAC 12 MVP. First on the player of the week.
UCLA sophomore Kyle Anderson has earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors after having averaged 15.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists in UCLA's two wins during the week of Jan. 20-26.
Anderson, a 6-foot-9 guard from Fairview, N.J., helped UCLA win two Pac-12 games last week and logged his team-leading 10th and 11th double-doubles. He leads all Pac-12 players with 11 double-doubles and ranks fifth, nationally, in that category.
And deserving to be on the Wooden Watch with these numbers.
Anderson is currently averaging closer to a triple-double than any other player in the country. He has registered 15.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game and is the conference's only player to rank in the top five in rebounds, assists and steals (1.8). Anderson leads the Pac-12 with 6.7 assists per game and ranks fourth with a 2.2 assist turnover ratio, through 20 games.
Want more? How about for UCLA the team? In PAC 12 play, he leads UCLA in every category except steals (tied for second), field goal percentage (tied for third), three point % (tied for second), and free throws (fourth). Kyle is a triple crown leader in points, rebounds and assists. He is the best big (blocks) and little (assists).
For the season, his numbers are almost as amazing.
I could go on but let me close by saying Kyle is special. Hopefully the PAC 12 voters realize it at the end of the season.