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UCLA Basketball's T.J. Leaf Named Pac-12 Player of the Week. Again.

The true freshman earns the honor for the second time in three weeks.

NCAA Basketball: Ohio State vs UCLA
TJ Leaf had 13 points and 8 rebounds against Ohio State on Saturday.
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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?

Fingers crossed, T.J.

UCLA hosts Western Michigan on Wednesday night, one final tune-up before beginning conference play at Oregon next week.