For the second time in three weeks, the Pac-12 Conference has named UCLA freshman forward TJ Leaf its Player of the Week.
Leaf was two assists shy of a triple-double in the game against UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday night, posting 25 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists. Against the Buckeyes on Saturday in Las Vegas, Leaf scored 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 38 minutes of play.
• It marks the third weekly honor for UCLA this season along with Lonzo Ball's selection on Nov. 28. It also marks the fourth weekly award for a Pac-12 freshman so far in 2016-17, equaling the second-most in a season since the award was created in 1983 (7 - 2007-08; 4 - 2016-17, 2014-15, 2006-07).
• Leaf is one of two Bruins to score in double figures in all 12 games (senior Isaac Hamilton), helping lead UCLA to a 12-0 record, its best start to a season since 2006-07 (14-0).
How many more is it going to have to take to get a certain blonde pop star to Pauley Pavilion?
Hey @taylorswift13 when are you gonna come out to a UCLA game??— TJ Leaf (@tjleaf22) December 18, 2016
Fingers crossed, T.J.
UCLA hosts Western Michigan on Wednesday night, one final tune-up before beginning conference play at Oregon next week.